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Posted: Mar 13 2007, 08:51 PM
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Educational & Humorous Poetry, Invoking Serious Questions & Answers.
A light sided approach to the ponderous subject of General Relativity.
Is The 4th Dimension
Asked the teacher what gravity was, an' all he said is what gravity does. Said I wanna know why, not how things fall. Teacher said nobody knows that one at all.
Asked the people on the 6 O'Clock news; they said on that we have no views. Same thing happened in a physics lesson - a picture of Newton gave a puzzled expression.
Still wanted to know what gravity is, so I went outside and continued the quiz. Asked a mathematician and he took all day saying gravity is numbers. So I lit one up and, went into suspension, tintanambulating beyond the 3rd dimension. The answer appeared as a gentle kiss, so I wrote another poem and it goes like this...
Poetry for all times and places, poetry for all rhymes and spaces. Where are the dimensions and where are they not, boundless dimensions of color and thought; infinite dimensions of cold and of hot. But countless dimensions of space there are not.
Dimensions of music, of wine and of thee, of these there are many, but of space only three. A 3-D you anna 3-D me, munching 3-D apples from a 3-D tree. 3-D up an' 3-D down, 3-D apples to the 3-D ground.
3-D east an' 3-D west, Sir Isaac Newton did his 3-D best. 3-D universe, 3-D math - 3-D projectiles onna 3-D path. 3-D smooth and 3-D rough; 4-D Einstein singin' "Three ain't enough."
4-D amplifier and 4-D gear, singin' 4-D lyrics into 3-D ears. 4-D guitar an' 4-D strings. Albert's 4-D song about 4-D things. 3-D professors onna 3-D jag, stuffin 4-D physics in a 3-D bag.
If yer lookin' for a message in here, it's of 4-D headaches from a 3-D beer. 3-D professors tellin' 3-D lies, gettin' 3-D money for the Nobel Prize. 3-D scientists onna 3-D pension, refusing to recognize, space-time gravity is the 4th dimension.
(Variations on this thought provoking vignette appear elsewhere on the net. Copyright 1979, by K. B. Robertson. All rights reserved. With proper accreditation for authorship, may be reproduced and distributed for educational purposes. Condensed book <not for sale> freely accessible at http://forums.delphiforums.com/EinsteinGroupie
or http://forums.delphiforums.com/kaiduorkhon )
Thank you for reading this missive.
Posted: Mar 14 2007, 02:10 AM
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I know how things fall?
Gravity is acceleration of space.
Objects accelerate and they follow a curve at the same time.
MITCH RAEMSCH -- LIGHT FELL --