Debunk this - ppl who build Cheops pyramid knew the speed of light

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Re: Debunk this - ppl who build Cheops pyramid knew the speed of light

Post by Baler » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:41 pm

They likely knew light was the fastest thing feasible.
^While this isn't as exciting as you were hoping, It's a pretty simple answer.

Keep in mind light speed is only constant to where it is being locally measured.

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Re: Debunk this - ppl who build Cheops pyramid knew the speed of light

Post by DigitalMonk » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:42 pm

MasonFace wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:47 pm
I think these are fun. I've always thought there should be a required high school class on critical thinking where the teacher spends the entire class period trying to convince the class of something and the students have to note as many wrong assumptions and logical fallacies as they can, then write a rebuttal as homework. Sort of like a debate, but in more of a written essay format. Then every once in a while, do a topic that sounds too crazy to be true but actually is true, just to see if the students are actually learning critical thinking or are just being skeptical.
I _really_ like that idea!

I had a friend whose girlfriend was taking a philosophy course. Every session, the professor pointed out all of the flaws in whatever he had convinced them of in the prior session, then showed them the truth. Or, at least, the "truth" until the next session. Over and over. And apparently, it broke their tiny little minds. I think that was probably a good thing. I hope at least some of them came out of it with some better understanding of the evolving nature of truth and how easy it is to be convinced of things...

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