On Friday, October 06, 2000 10:49 PM Damien Broderick
> >since we know Mach is wrong, the conclusion does not follow.
> Oh. Good.
> What *is* the origin of inertia, then? [Any mention of zero-point EM
> earns instant disqualification]
I don't know, but Ernst Mach's notion is not valid. For differing views
(differing from Mach) on this see Lawrence Sklar's _Space, Time, and
Spacetime_, Michael Friedman's _Foundations of Space-Time Theories_, and
John Earman's _World Enough and Space-time: Absolute versus Relational
Theories of Space and Time_. Earman and Friedman are the more technical
works in the lot, though all should be required reading for those wishing to
express an informed opinion on the subject.
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