February 07, 2007


Light is described as behaving both as a wave and a particle. A particle of light is known as a photon and if a stream of photons is fired in a straight line at a hole in a sheet, once the particles pass through the hold they propagate outwards like a wave. There is no reason for photons to do this. Is it possible therefore that photons do not exist and instead light as we know it is merely a property with momentum passing from one atom or particle to the next. Therefore the speed of light can remain constant regardless of the medium because it is not the medium which is moving, only a property of that medium.

Sounds like halfbaked nonsense to me. Its suprising what occurs to me after midnight!

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