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Jun6-09, 02:36 PM
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Quote Quote by sollinton View Post
Aww come on guys that's not very nice. Chris probably confused the number of laps a particle can make around the LHC with the number of laps a particle moving at almost the speed of light can make around the Earth.

And obviously he's not well versed in the concept of time, which is understandable. I mean isn't that one of the reasons for these forums? To help out those who don't know much about physics?
Of course. If the question was to ask about basic physics, there's plenty of help. However, if shaky physics is being used to somehow extrapolate into some speculative ideas, then that's a different matter entirely.

Many members here are often advised to try to learn and establish their understanding of basic physics. In fact, this is something they'll learn very quickly after a few posts. They also learn that they'll better get the foundation right in the first place before trying to build something on top of it. That, in itself, in a valuable lesson to be learned in this forum.