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Brian Q. Hutchings

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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 2:58 PM
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we aren't having a dialogue;
we're just occaisionally stomping your bot to pieces.

I had til recently thought that "photon" was a coinage
of herr doktor-professor E., but it is not. unfortuntely,
the Nobel Cmte. saw fit to reify Newton's corpuscular "theory,"
where a "ray" of light goes faster in a denser medium
... in order to violate Snell's law of refraction ...
by awarding a prize for E.'s essay on the photoelectrical effect,
wherein he uses the "massless rock o'light" quantumfication
of the omnidirectional propogation of light in "free space" and
the atoms therof, "electromagnetically," to no effect ...
other than to save Newton's behind.

now, you just havew to explain a laser "beam" in terms
of a waveguide, that happens to extend "coherently"
beyond the physical apparatus of the laser.

> Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond: "Il se pourrait même que de futures mesures mettent en évidence une masse infime, mais non-nulle, du photon ; la lumière alors n'irait plus à la "vitesse de la lumière", ou, plus précisément, la vitesse de la lumière, désormais variable, ne s'identifierait plus à la vitesse limite invariante. Les procédures opérationnelles mises en jeu par le "second postulat" deviendraient caduques ipso facto. La théorie elle-même en serait-elle invalidée ? Heureusement, il n'en est rien..."

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