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Contact - Doesn't She Know Relativity
When Ellie is talking to Congress right near the end, she explains the time differences as the effects of General Relativity. However, the differences between time while traveling at the speed of light is the Special Theory of Relativity. Einstein's theory of General Relativity explains how matter curves space, and space curves the motions of matter. She's an MIT grad, for crying out loud.
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Burak : LiveC00l on 01-12-2000
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garyseven writes:
She's still right, since Special Relativity is contained within the theory of General Relativity.
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hsoj writes:
I wouldn't mess with the science of the movie. Carl Sagan and his wife personally supervised much of the making of the movie and their number one concern towards the directors and producers was that they keep everything as scientifically accurate as possible. Who better than Carl Sagan to keep the record straight?
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figuresk8ingchik writes:
yeah, i dont think theyd make that mistake. plus its all the theory of relativity. its a great movie, one of my favorites.
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