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Comment Re:That Einstein's name? Albert Einstein (Score 1) 238

Yes, and we can change the speed of light ourselves by changing the medium through which it passes. We can even observe particles travelling faster than light within a medium. See Cherenkov radiation for an example of this.

Of course, that has nothing to do with c, which is defined as the speed of light in a vacuum, but interesting nonetheless.

Comment Re: Change the law (Score 1) 1424

Why do the states get the power to elect the president? Why don't the people have that power? If it went by popular vote, every person in the country would have exactly the same influence on the choice. How is that not better than the current situation?

Under the current rules, a Republican in California has no say in who the next president is. If the popular vote was what counted, they would have a small say, but the same as everyone else.

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