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#### mickeyl

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In a typical thought experiment: If "B", is moving at speed of .5C, and at the exact same time as he passes "A",...."A" turns on a lightbeam that travels 300,000,000 meters, in one second (speed-of-light) to a large white painted building far away....contrary to the Lorentz transformation theorem, person "B" does not see the light behave differently than "A" does.

Because light photons are not visible until they strike any massive object, they must travel 300,000,000 meters to the building, and as "B" is traveling forward at .5C,....in the one-second that light photons traveled to the building "B" has traveled 150,000,000 meters.

NOW the light photons must move from the building back to B's eyes (at the speed-of-light), a distance of ...150,000,000 meters.

AFTER the light-photons arrive at the wall, their return to "B"'s eyes (150,000,000 meters away) would take one-half second....if "B" were stationary. But because "B" continues to move at .5C, he travels another approximate 75,000,000 meters, (or one-quarter second at .5C) before the light photons strike his eye (after they have traveling another 75,000,000 meters).

SO, "A" sees the lightbeam travel 300,000,000 meters to the building and 300,000,000 meters back to his eyes...the round trip taking a total of two-seconds...And; 300M plus 300M = 600M divided by 2-seconds, equals 300,000,000 meters per second (speed-of-light).

BUT, "B" sees the lightbeam travel 300,000,000 meters to the building and 75,000,000 back to his eyes....a total distance of 375,000,000 meters in one-and-1/4 seconds. AND, distance divided by time equals speed. So; 375,000,000 meters of distance, divided by 1.25 seconds time equals 300,000,000 meters per second (the speed-of-light). This is not relativity..it's actuality. Both men see the speed-of-light at a constant 300,000,000 meters per second.

Because light moves at a constant speed of 300,000,000 meters per second,...."A" sees light moving at a constant speed of 300,000,000 meters per second; ...and "B" sees light moving at a constant speed of 300,000,000 meters per second. If "A" had super-vision, and were able to instantaneously see "B" eyes, he would see the light photons strike "B"'s eyes .75 seconds before photons strike his own.