On Friday, January 11, 2013 4:45:39 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote: > > On 1/11/2013 12:13 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > What we call light is a visual experience. EM radiation below the visible > range is felt as heat. This means that the entirety of the character of the > EM is defined by the receiver-transmitter relation. > > > That's Feynman-Wheeler emitter/absorber theory of EM radiation - they > couldn't make it work and I doubt that you can either. You seem to be > ignoring that there is already a unified theory of EM than includes light > and it explains things like static electricity and electric motors as well > as most light phenomena. And it does not explain photoelectric effect, the > black body spectrum, and the stability of atoms - for which you need > quantum electrodynamics. >
I'm not suggesting a literal emission/absorption across space. I say 'transmitter-receiver' in the figurative sense, as empathy or money are 'sent'. Static electricity and electric motors seen in the behavior of matter, not in a vacuum. There is no reason why all observed effects of EM would not be local to (sensory-motive) matter. Craig > Brent > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/ZOIp8lgoG8EJ. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.