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Let relativistic gamma be redefined as √1-v2/c2. When applied to mass this will mean that the mass reduces as velocity increases. Time will speed up and length will extend. This has significant consequences that run counter to observation.
Let pi be redefined as the ratio diameter/circumference. All sorts of nonsense happens and you have to rewrite all your textbooks. Why bother?
I do not drink. I can assure you I am quite sober. I am inverting gamma so that I can demonstrate the only way that timey's hypothesis could be formulated. I believe she disagrees. If it is too much of an exertion to participate in both threads I understand completely. I would put a smiley here but someone appears to have stolen them.
I am considering changing my name to Thecube. It has a nice ring to it.
Quote from: jeffreyH on 21/07/2016 08:10:28I am considering changing my name to Thecube. It has a nice ring to it.Why? What is the relevance? And who is this third rate philosopher you deem to mention?
Let x = 0. See if any philosopher can get out of that one!
In vino veritas. The morning after my 21st birthday, my then girlfriend's mother prodded a heap of hung-over human detritus lying on her sitting room floor and said "you let the fire go out". To which one of them replied "we had no authority to prevent it." When the Wimbledon umpire says "play a let", does he not realise that he has belittled the axiomatic foundation of syllogistic hermeneutics? The existential istigheit of philosophy is that it is too important to be left to amateurs or considered a game. Bullshit apart, what you just said is 180 degrees wrong! When we say "let x = 0" we are actually assigning an absolute value that is entirely under our control. Nothing to do with your woolly British "allowing", this is an EU Directive that must be obeyed regardless of the circumstances or consequences. If this makes the mass of the projectile infinite, the British taxpayer will just have to fork out for more gunpowder.