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Re: Theos-World Re: No-Thing

Nov 14, 2000 08:18 AM
by Eugene Carpenter

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From: "Sherab Dorje" <>
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Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 10:03 AM
Subject: Theos-World Re: No-Thing

> Gene,
> Thanks for all of your contributions through which mind is so
> stimulated. Here is my question back to you.
> > A particle of light has no mass whatsoever. There is no time for
> it.
> >
> But apparently it does, as the astronomers have measured and recorded
> the bending of star light as photons pass the vicinity of large
> massive objects such as a star. And also we must ask how could light,
> if there is no mass, being drawn inescapably into a black hole?


My understanding is that the photon has no mass and that it is the spacetime
that the photon "travels within" that is curved by the mass of a star.
Perhaps light can't get out of a black hole as the escape velocity would
have to be greater than the speed of light and that can't happen. Good
questions. I'm not the one who can answer with any firmness but this is my
understanding so far.

Thankyou very much,

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