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Re: Einstein's Equation At 100 - Hatch

From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 06:01:52 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 16:25:54 -0400
Subject: Re: Einstein's Equation At 100 - Hatch


>From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 13:25:37 +0200
>Subject: Einstein's Equation At 100

>Source: The New York Times

>http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/30/opinion/30greene.html?th&emc=th

>September 30, 2005

>NY Times, Op-Ed
>That Famous Equation and You By Brian Greene

>During the summer of 1905, while fulfilling his duties in the
>patent office in Bern, Switzerland, Albert Einstein was fiddling
>with a tantalizing outcome of the special theory of relativity
>he'd published in June. His new insight, at once simple and
>startling, led him to wonder whether "the Lord might be
>laughing... and leading me around by the nose."


Hello Diana: (and Brian Greene if you are looking in)

That is one of the best articles I have read in a good long
time.

As a teen, one of the most astounding things I ever heard, (not
sure if I believed it even then) was that a tank of gasoline,
and the oxygen to burn it, weighs very slightly more than the
sum total of the end products (exhaust).

The infinitesimal difference was equivalent to the energy given
off of course, but who would have guessed?

I didn't know that A.E. wrote his famous equation in terms of
mass rather than energy, thanks for that.

Such an admirable man, and still humble enough to give the
zaniest crackpot his ear.   To think that only accidents of
history prevented him from being another of the millions of
Hitler's victims.

My one small caveat is something people often overlook.
Sometimes you will hear somebody say something like "There's
more energy in my fingernail than all the oil in Texas" or the
like.  Technically correct by E=MC^2, but the energy is
unavailable to us in any practical sense unless the person has
plutonium fingernails.

Very well written Brian.

Thanks again.

  -Larry




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