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Old 06-11-2019, 04:12 PM
KidCharlemagne is offline
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Originally Posted by leahcim View Post
There's a good discussion from FermiLab at

In particular it spends some time discussing "false explanations on the internet" including the "photo constantly absorbed and re-emitted which slows it down" thing.
I'm glad he appreciates all the bullshit explanations out there. And, mind you, it's not like I'm going to Cracked's Top Ten Things You Didnt Know About Light. I'm getting wrong info from physics teachers.

Moving on, why would the waves created by moving electrons be any slower than light? Are they not proper em waves?

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