posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 05:47 PM
Okay, i'll approach this from the perspective of logic, albeit a rather amatuer fashion.
You find a box, with a fine mesh covering a small hole in one side, allowing light to enter the box.
You have a peice of card, and cover the hole with it.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but the speed of light travels much faster than the human eye can see, so one would have to assume that the light/photons
come out of the box before you put the peice of card over the hole.
According to physical law (what i know of it), this has to happen, or otherwise the light/photons will transmute into heat radiation as opposed
Because of this perspective, one can make a semi-reasonable judgement on the speed of darkness, which without lab equipment is the best you're going
The speed of darkness varies, because the photon stream is cut off (hench, the growth of shadows) and because of it the photonic radiation
converts to heat.
You'd think that this would contradict a particular fact to do with shade being cool (ask any wild animal and he'll tell you this), but perhaps
it's simply because we haven't looked deeply enough into it - perhaps there is a layer of heat radiation along the 'surface area' of the
As such, there is sort of an 'invisible barrier' building up between the shade and the direct stream of light, so the shadow will grow or shrink at
varying speeds depending on the concentration of photonic radiation.
One must understand that the speed of darkness is directly linked to the speed of light, the darkness reacts to it - or at least - the darkness
makes room for photonic radiation if the concentration is heavy enough.
Hmm... an interesting question, one which i am in no way qualified to answer with hopes of being correct.
It's natural for us to assume that darkness is the absense of heat/energy, but that's only true when there is no heat or energy - for example; there
is a difference between being outside at night and being in an underground room.
Outside there is always light, be it from the sun or the moon or even distant stars, inside there is a true 'absense' of heat/energy (with respect
to the heat of the earth's core, where if you go down far enough it is indeed, very warm).
Ultimately, i'm forced to contend that even if one were to contradict common knowledge, there would be no means with which to prove the
Still, there's a possibility that the darkness holds a few secrets...