Re: Polarization ain't digital

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 18:45:31 -0400

MikeRose wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Apr 1997, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > Every photon has varying degrees of vertical and horizontal
> > polarization.
> I'm sorry. I am a philosophical and physical lightweight, but....
> "vertical and horizontal" to WHAT?
> A follower of relativism is confused,
> seeking illumination...

Since its all relative anyways, you can pick your own plane of
reference. However, being currently earthbound, with an atmosphere which
has a natural inclination to polarize sunlight vertically, more or less,
depending on weather, the first discoverers of polarization were also
earthbound and therefore horizontal and vertical are in reference to the
observers position on the earth.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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