SV: Capacity of the brain

Steven Vogel spamvogel at iconn.net
Fri Oct 22 22:25:31 EST 1999


Naturally, you're correct.  As an experiment to prove your point, you
could turn the burner on your stove on high.  After ten minutes, put a
cast iron pan on the burner and put your hand on the top of pan right
away for ten seconds.  After ten minutes, have the poster that said that
heat travels faster than the speed of light put their hand on the top of
the pan for ten seconds.

The person who doesn't scream has the better grasp of reality.

Bill Todd wrote:
> 
> If heat in a substance does in fact propagate via the interaction of
> particles and EM fields, it's hard to see how it could do so at a speed
> faster than c.
> 
> - bill
> 
> Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote in message
> news:3810DBC3.3463B0BB at alcyone.com...
> > Ronnie Sahlberg wrote:
> >
> > > Well actually I am, but the equation is faulty. It is only a good
> > > approximative model
> > > of the physic characteristics of heat, not an exact description of.
> >
> > Well, no kidding.
> >
> > > Examine function describing heat distribution along the string.
> > > Examine value of this function at t=epsilon (epsilon approaching 0)
> > > especially "interesting" are the values of this function infinitely
> > > far
> > > from
> > > point p. It is small but non-zero.
> >
> > This is doing the equation, not doing the physics.
> >
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