OT: Speed of light [was Re: Why not a Python compiler?]

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Mon Feb 11 13:08:20 CET 2008


On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:54:30 +1300, greg wrote:

>> Until DeBroglie formulated
>> its  hypothesis of dual nature of matter (and light): wave and particle
>> at the  same time.
> 
> Really it's neither waves nor particles, but something else for which
> there isn't a good word in everyday English. Physicists seem to have got
> around that by redefining the word "particle" to mean that new thing.

I like the term "wavical" to describe that. We're all made of wavicals, 
it's just that the wave-like fuzziness is usually too small to notice.

Unless you drink too much tequila.


-- 
Steven



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