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  1. I assume that anyone interested in reading this thread is already familiar with Einstein's explanation of "the relativity of simultaneity." He discusses two observers and how their perception of simultaneity will differ with motion. One observer is standing on the embankment next to the railroad tracks and the other is a passenger on a moving train who is sitting at the exact midpoint of the train. At the very moment when the two observers are eye to eye, and both are exactly equidistant from the front and rear of the train, bolts of lightning strike both ends of the train. Einstein pro
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