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

Doug Morse morse at edoug.org
Sat Feb 9 22:01:31 CET 2008


So, showing of my physics ignorance:  I presume then that this means that
light, say from the sun, is actually sending particles to the earth, since the
space between is mostly vacuum?  Or is there enough material in the
near-vacuum of space for propogation to occur?


On Sat, 09 Feb 2008 12:25:51 -0800, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com>
wrote:
> ...
>  	Or just the old particle/wave dichotomy... particles travel, waves
>  propagate (that is, the wave form -- crest/dip -- changes position, but
>  the material of the medium it is in just jiggles in place).



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