OT: Speed of light [was Re: Why not a Python compiler?]
grante at visi.com
Tue Feb 12 03:26:27 CET 2008
On 2008-02-12, Jeff Schwab <jeff at schwabcenter.com> wrote:
> Erik Max Francis wrote:
>> Jeff Schwab wrote:
>>> So what's the "double mistake?" My understanding was (1) the misuse
>>> (ok, vernacular use) of the term "free fall," and (2) the association
>>> of weight with free-fall velocity ("If I tie an elephant's tail to a
>>> mouse's, and drop them both into free fall, will the mouse slow the
>>> elephant down?")
>> I presume his point was that physicists have a specialized meaning of
>> "free fall" and, in that context, the answer is wrong.
>> My point was, and still is, that if this question without further
>> context is posed to a generally educated laymen, the supposedly wrong
>> answer that was given is actually _correct_. After all,
> Fair enough!
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