The Oddity of the Falling Slinky

 Posted by on 3 October 2011 at 1:00 pm  Fun, Philosophy, Science
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This floating slinky effect is pretty awesome, but the discussion of it in terms of “information” and “knowledge” makes me cringe! There’s no knowledge involved whatsoever! Instead, the removal of the upward force of tension does not happen instantaneously, but rather requires some time to propagate, due to the structure of the slinky.

Via Gizmodo

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