The speed isn't increasing because the distance covered is half.
Ok this going to be a sort of long post, I will assume that you know very little about relativity (I have however included the famous energy-mass equation at the beginning so if you do you can just skip the explanation if you do). What I said had nothing to do with the velocity but the reference frame from which the velocity is determined.
so what is an inertial reference frame? My favorite way to explain it is straight from special relativity, so I will explain it in 1905 terms; with no blackholes or exotic matter; we will instead use a train.
Imagine yourself on a train and in your hand is a rubber ball. Now the the train is moving forward at 35 miles an hour. You bounce the rubber ball and it moves away from you at 1 mile an hour:
To you the ball moves forward at 1 mph and you are standing still, however to someone watching from the banks of the the train tracks; you are moving at 35mph and the ball is moving at 36 mph. And to confuse the matter even further the person sitting on the bank is traveling at 35 mph in the opposite direction if you measured his motion! So who is standing still? Who is moving? How fast is the ball really going?
Believe it or not this was a very confusing question at the time. All of the scientists up to that point had held that there was an 'absolute reference point' an inertial frame by which all others could be measured, to determine the true velocity of you and him and the ball and really it was a philosophical constraint of the newton clockwork universe.
Einstein the fuzzy haired, upstart, anarchist that he was; held up his hands and said 'wait, wait, wait!!! motion is relative! They are all correct!!'
everyone gaffed and grunted and screamed 'rabble, rabble, rabble' at this silly notion. How could science ever be objective? How do you separate you from your experiment? Einstein smiled and published the formula above. Which not only predicts all of the behavior of newton, but predicts new behavior, all of which can be proved and all of which is relative to your motion
. ie the theory of relativity.
That is why bionic is so freaking brilliant! Zeno's paradox can be true, or it can be false and even both at the same time, depends on who you ask!
So perhaps there is no ultimate truth or maybe only to some people...there still will however, always be a yes/truth/affirmative/Wahrheit /الحقيقة /αλήθεια /真理 /Q.E.D however you want to say it, operator, that represents an affirmation.
chrisv25 wrote:One is a boolean operator and the other is a place of transcendental enlightenment.
And what do the two have to do with each other?
Ok now, I think you're just being difficult...