“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Viscous Photons

It's quite clear why this might happen. To exist is to have a gap between what you are and how you appear, a gap that can't be located anywhere "on" you. This must apply to a photon, if a photon is real. A photon can't just be a "massless particle" that can't interact with other photons. That assertion just seems like a mathematical convenience. One simply had to cool down a system sufficiently to allow for its little photonic contradictoriness to reveal itself. And have sufficient imagination to expect to see that.

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