[ExI] QT and SR

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 04:53:53 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>

> Well, the solution is what has been pointed to in a number of web links.
> Namely, to wit, viz., the strings do break.

The "solution" is wrong.  The strings do not break.

There are two easy ways to see this.  First, If you were on board the
space ships, in which frame of reference the laws of physics would
operate in pedestrian fashion, where is there any reason for the
strings to break? There isn't, so they don't.  Second, replace all
that spaceship and string stuff with a long ruler with alternating
sections marked "spaceship" and "string".  Accelerate the ruler
according to the same regime.  Will the sections marked string break?
Will the ruler break anywhere?  Of course not?

Mr. Bell may have been a very bright fellow, but outside his area of
expertise just as likely to get it wrong.

Best, Jeff Davis

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