OFFTOPIC: physics question

Steven Schear schear.steve at
Mon May 13 19:04:34 PDT 2019

Although most students who covered classical physics understand the
high-level concepts it turns out the details, when you get down to the
quantum level, where the photon-electron interactions are occuring, are
much trickier. Feynman et al got a Nobel prize for their explanation of
Quantum Electrodynamics (QED).


On Sun, May 12, 2019, 7:00 PM \0xDynamite <dreamingforward at> wrote:

> Sorry for this little diversion, but it has occurred to me that
> physics has a bit of a logical contradiction and I think highly of the
> group's rational faculties here to help me sort this out.
> If light travels at a. different speed for different colors in order
> to account for the rainbow of a prism, how fast is the. speed of light
> then?  Is there real physics to optics?  How can light know what
> direction to bend after it leaves the lens?
> Am I the first to discover these discrepancies?  I know everyone tends
> to bow to the priesthood on these topics, but I believe the
> Establishment has failed to deliver us a secular revolution.
> Cheers,
> Marcos
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