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Author: squark One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 8764  
Subject: Re: CERTAIN TO BE OF GREAT VALUE Date: 9/17/2000 10:43 PM
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OK, I went to Gildertech site. Here's what I find:

The scarcity that unlocks this abundance is the supreme scarcity in physical science: the absolute minimum time it takes to form an electromagnetic wave of a particular length. Set by the permeability of free space, this minimal span determines the speed of light.

What on earth does this mean??? "Permeability of free space" sets absolutely nothing because it's not a property of free space, but rather a proportionality constant that you can set equal to anything you want, depending on what units you are using. I usually set it equal to one, for simplicity.

Another word for oscillation is temperature.

Give me a break. Oscillation is oscillation. Temperature is the average kinetic energy of the stuff you are talking about.

Maxwell's genius was to realize that all waves are mathematically identical.

This is complete nonsense. I can write down a dozen different wave equations in no time at all, all of them representing different physical waves.

... shrieking gamma rays that can penetrate a planet ...

Shrieking gamma rays have no chance of "penetrating a planet". Shrieking gamma rays turn into electromagnetic showers (consisting of electrons, positrons, and photons) within the first radiation length of the stuff they are trying to penetrate.

... Stephen Weinberg's grand unification ...

I know Steve Weinberg and his work. There is no such thing as Steve Weinberg's grand unification - essentially all of his work is on electroweak theory.

And woven uniquely into the warp of nature was the resonating speed of light.

What the hell is "resonating speed of light"???

Frequencies and wavelengths may change, but light speed delay -- the time it takes to propagate an electromagnetic wave -- never changes.

Give me a break. And what the hell is "light speed delay" anyway???


All of this, and more, on just one page. Now, this guy is supposed to be some kind of guru, right? Some people actually take him seriously, right? Honestly, folks - I just don't know whether to laugh or cry.

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS."

hem
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