Friday, February 16, 2007

It's About Time

Well, thank goodness. I'll be sleeping better tonight. Good going Professor Kak!

LSU Professor Resolves Einstein’s Twin Paradox

8 Comments:

Blogger Rick said...

I find it fascinating when a human being's perception becomes part of a scientific "law." Who the HELL do we think we are?

February 17, 2007 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Seven said...

Mr. Leonard
I am still puzzled by the moral and fate implications of which twin is earth bound and which is not.

February 17, 2007 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Lynilu said...

Well, I am SO relieved to know that!

One of my grandsons, age 16 at the time, told me one day that he was so smart that he was going to be the next Einstein (NOT!!), and that he was going to discover the "next theory of relativity" and become rich. I asked him if he understood the current T of R, and after a lot of blah-blah-blah, he didn't. I explained very briefly what it was, and we had an ongoing discussion for days about it. I'm good at debating circles around someone who doesn't really know what they are talking about while pointing out their errors ... even when I have no idea myself! I had him so confused it was hilarious. He tried pulling me into other topics, and I always won the debate (or at least had him too confused to argue farther!), and I ended each "debate with, "It's all relative anyway." Drove the poor kid nuts! Thank you Einstein.

Aren't you glad you didn't have a grandma like me?

February 17, 2007 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

7, I think this is the eigth weird thing (about you).

February 17, 2007 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

I never understood that man.

February 17, 2007 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Reach said...

Understand the man? I can't even pronounce his name.

What if the transit twin was drunk, would the stuper last longer as time stretched? Would the same work for Viagra?

Just a thought,

Reach

February 19, 2007 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Seven said...

Silver Lovely,
Yep.

Rob,
Do you mean the fact that I care about the twins? Good point, we should just send the evil twin into space. Problem solved...but wait we would be lengthening his life. Maybe shoot the good twin into space...but something could go wrong?

Sweet Enemy,
I never tried.

Reach,
Time stretched. Viagra. Any parallel lengthening on the horizons of time? Hmmm.....it might be worth an experiment. You first. Funny stuff.

February 19, 2007 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Oooo...that's too much for me to compute this early on a Monday. (I know, I know...you posted it Friday...so I'm a bit slow this week, okay???;)

February 19, 2007 at 8:27 AM  

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