hmm..k now i read the posts..and i must admit most of them are slightly above my current level of understanding..
but what about this - " materials with free electrons are good reflectors ". Do you think thats right? I mean it works well for most materials i can think of right now but there are bound to be exceptions..
and glass does not have that many free electrons..now if we could find some explanation for why glass does not absorb visible radiation the problem is solved right? or am I missing something here?