Bob Cunningham <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message news:<[Only registered users see links. ]>. ..
No, I don't know, but I don't see how his objection could be avoided.
No matter __how_ you defined the standard second, there is always the
possibility some undiscovered principle of physics could change the
reference's behavior in relation to the remainder of the world's. In
which case, some anomolies would appear, and eventually be tracked
down; then we would have more Nobel laureates.
Since the reputed reservation refers to an undiscovered principle of
physics, how could you possibly modify it to guard against such a