By Fritz Kahn
This can be the universe : infinity. area without
beginning, eternally, darkish, empty, chilly .
Through the silent darkness of this house move
gleaming spheres, separated from one another by
inconceivable distances . round them, back inconceivably
far away, like bits of dirt misplaced in
immensity, circle smaller darkish spheres, receiving
light and lifestyles from their "mother suns ." One of
these little spheres, within the mild of 1 of the
countless suns in unending area, is our earth . This
is man's domestic within the universe .
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7) Since he is a man of higher civilization, he begins a long explanation, citing tables and curves : his planet was traveling at speed x and the earth at speed y; his planet, during the time of observation, turned through angle a, the earth through angle [3, and consequently . . The judge could go on indefinitely summoning witnesses to the court . An observer from the system of Sirius would testify that the bulb had moved SPACE AND TiM i; IN MODERN PHYSICS 23 Fig . 7. RELATIVITY OF LENGTHS Measurements are valid only in relation to their system of reference .
Our clocks and watches do not show an absolute time, but only the relative time of the locality to which they are adjusted . When pilots fly rockets at the speed of the rotating earth, normal watches will be of no use to them ; they will need watches coordinated to the speed and direction of their flight . If they were to fly at the speed of the earth's rotation from west to east, the sun would remain at the same place in the sky, as it did over Gibeon in the days of Joshua . Their time would indeed stand still .
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