"Sam Wormley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:vbKdnS1LueYGItjMnZ2dnUVZ_jednZ2d@giganews.com... > On 3/17/13 7:41 AM, Tom Potter wrote: >> I didn't know that Thomas Young changed his name to Richard Feynman. > > It's a *pity, Potter*, that you don't *perceive* the differences > between Thomas Young and Richard Feynman double slit experiments.
It appears that my pal Sammy is **not** saying that most ignorant people have been conditioned to call Thomas Young's double slit experiments Richard Feynman double slit experiments,
he is saying that most ignorant people have been conditioned to call Claus Jonsson's double slit experiments Richard Feynman double slit experiments.
"When Thomas Young (1773-1829) first demonstrated this phenomenon, it indicated that light consists of waves, as the distribution of brightness can be explained by the alternately additive and subtractive interference of wavefronts."
"A double-slit experiment was not performed with anything other than light until 1961, when Clauss Jönsson of the University of Tübingen performed it with electrons. In 2002, Jönsson's double-slit experiment was voted "the most beautiful experiment" by readers of Physics World."
To be fair, maybe my pal Sammy was not conditioned by the Mass Media, but actually thinks that an experimental discovery should be credited to the last person who writes a book about it.
Sammy's position is somewhat different from the Mass Media's position. Since Pulitzer began to use the Mass Media to promote the fiction that Jews are intelligent, virtuous victims, the Mass Media tends to credit any great discovery, past and present, to the nearest Jew.