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Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
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Aug 7, 2006 1:30 AM



Ioannis
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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
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Aug 2, 2006 11:44 AM


"David R Tribble" <david@tribble.com> wrote in message news:1154477394.638966.86610@75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com... > > >> "Everyone knows the speed of light" > >> Can anyone tell us the speed of dark? > > > > Ioannis wrote: > > The speed of darkness, is exactly c, where c is the speed of light. Btw, > > the physicists got it backwards: Stars, and light sources like lamps, are > > not photonemitters. They are "darknessabsorbers". The sun is absorbing the > > darkness around it at speed c. Specifically, light sources absorb > > "darkions" which are the dual particles of photons. > > They could be called "scotons", a term a friend of mine invented from > the Greek word some twentyodd years ago for this very thing.
That's right. I was actually aware of the Greek word, but didn't want to impose it on the english reading audience here. The dual of "phos" (=light) is of course "scotos" (or "skotos") (=darkness), of the same root as, say, "scotopic vision".
I guess the physicists now need to explain what happens when an electron transitions from an orbit of higher energy to a lower energy one. Perhaps a "scoton" collides with an electron and it reduces the electron's energy by Delta(E)=h*nu.
So maybe atoms are the smallest darkness absorbers.  Ioannis



