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Einstein's Special and General Relativity theories are what physicists call "local" theories in that they map all motion into a spatial reference system, and limit the maximum speed of any physical effect to speeds less than that of light. However, experiments have since shown that electric, magnetic, and gravitational fields have effects that occur so rapidly the speed of propagation cannot even be measured. Their actions are essentially instantaneous (i.e., "non-local") Additionally, numerous experiments of different experimental designs done by different groups over a span of several decades have demonstrated that our physical world is definitely a "non-local" one. This means that Relativity is limited to describing reference system effects only--a useful but not fundamental capability.
A logical HALF of our physics knowhow is still stuck back in 1906. Except for quantum mechanics (which has a limited scope), there are no courses taught in non-local physics. Let’s remove the restrictions on scientific inquiry!
posted by Brian Fraser
January 6, 2014
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