View Full Version : CNN and SR

2002-Jun-05, 05:07 PM
This just posted on the CNN website in an effort to explain SR to the common layman

"Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity postulates that the laws of physics and the speed of light are always the same to an observer moving at a constant speed. That means a coin will always fall straight down, whether you drop it while standing still or while inside a moving vehicle."

What does a coin dropping straight down on a moving train have to do with SR? Isn't that just an example of interia? Don't Newton's laws pretty much cover that? There's more, but I'll let y'all read for yourselves and comment:


2002-Jun-05, 05:09 PM
Oops. my mistake guys. Didn't look down the list before posting this. My bad. . .