X-Message-Number: 19145
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 09:03:47 EDT
Subject: Velocity of light

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

I can't resist throwing in a little-known reference here, a book called 
Beyond the Quantum Paradox, by Lazar Mayants, Taylor & Francis, London, 1994. 
Prof. Mayants has Ph.D. in chemistry and D.Sc. in physics and mathematics 
from Moscow State University, and published papers in various professional 
journals. While his views are unorthodox, they are not dogmatic and not 
related to anything that might be called mystical. An earlier book of his was 
given unusual praise by Henry Margenau of Yale, an eminent philosopher of 

I won't go into the details here, but he gives reasons for thinking the rest 
mass of the photon is not zero and the speed of light--which may vary 
slightly with frequency--is a bit less than c. 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society


 Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII"


Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=19145