"Sam Wormley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:K8mdnTmvdJB3dtTPnZ2dnUVZ_jOdnZ2d@giganews.com... > Curved Space-time Mimicked on a Chip >> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=curved-space-time-mimicked-on-a-chip > >> It took two major expeditions charting the solar eclipse of 1919 to >> verify Albert Einstein's weird prediction about gravity - that it >> distorts the path of light waves around stars and other astronomical >> bodies, distorting objects in the background. Now, researchers have >> created the first precise analogue of that effect on a microchip. >> >> Any large mass distorts the geometry of space around it, for instance >> making parallel light rays diverge or converge. One consequence, >> described by Einstein's general theory of relativity, is that objects >> behind a body such as the Sun may look magnified or distorted as the >> optical path of light goes through the region of warped space.
Sam, how can space be distorted if space does not exist?