John Clark wrote:
> Mike Lorrey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > There is an absolute frame of reference in at least one dimension. For
> > example, we all know the Big Bang occured at some point in the past.
> I have a time machine and a space ship, I put you in a box with some instruments
> and ask you what time it is. You decide to use the biggest relic of all from the big
> bang, the black body radiation. You measure if and find it is not in the microwave
> region as normal on Earth but it's in the form of X rays.
> Question: Did I use my time machine to take you back to a time just a few thousand years
> after the big bang, or did I use my space ship to move you at 99.9% of the speed of light
> and have the microwaves blue shifted to X rays?
Furthermore, if I am moving at 99.9% of c in the regional frame of
reference, the microwaves only on one side of me will be blue shifted to
x rays. On the other side of me they will be shifted to ELF waves.
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