“No Professor, I never said it cannot be measured, but the results depend on where you are”.
The young scientist removed his pinzenez pounding the equation-filled blackboard. A cloud of chalk-dust settled on his jacket.
“Ludicrous, young man. Your theories are like putting the cart in front of the horse, my chronographs are most precise”.
“But in this gedänkenexperiment, a clear consequence is that time is relative. This is the most beautiful way to make electromagnetism come together without any ether”.
“Your gedänken is what’s wrong, Dr. Einstein”.
Albert sighed, knowing in his heart that time would prove him right.
This picture really looked a bit like it was the wheel chair pulling all the people, which made me think of all the saying “putting the cart in front of the horse. Being a physicist it meant that I had to bring in Albert Einstein in a hypothetical discussion with an older colleague. Gedänkenexperiment means thought-experiment which is a useful tool to show the consequences of a scientific theory.
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