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Jan22-06, 11:28 PM
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Quote Quote by Jeff Reid
but it's not, I'm referring to the case of a very tall space ship resting on a large planet. The beams won't bend by the same amount in this case.
You wouldn't even need light. I could just weigh a known weight and see if the weight decreased with altitude within the spaceship.
this is literally what we mean by the term "non sequitur". i was the one bringing up a concept of an observer in a space ship and i was talking about the thought experiment, i believe originally attributed to Einstein, that led him to the "Equivalence Principle". your counter example is non sequitur. it is not what the conversation is about.