Sunday, September 25, 2011

This definitely throws a wrench in a lot of theories

if it pans out.
Scientists around the world were floored by yesterday’s announcement that CERN researchers had broken the speed of light, which is the fastest known speed. They presented their work today for further scientific scrutiny.

If proven true by other research groups, it will debunk Einstein’s special theory of relativity, which holds that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.

If that is the case, scientists say they will need to rethink the way the universe works, because then “it‘s not just space that’s affected, it‘s time that’s affected too.”
Which reminds me of something I read years back: someone was writing on the Laws of Nature and Laws of Physics and said that a researcher he spoke with told him that the 'Laws' were no such thing, near as I can recall
What we call Laws are just the rules of how we currently understand things to work, and as such they're subject to change or modification at any time if new discoveries are made.


Marja said...

FTL, please please please.

I rather hope reincarnation is the way things work - if so there may be hope some future me will actually get into space. And when I say space I don't mean near orbit.

And I will be bitter for the rest of this life over the fact that there might be colonies on the Moon, perhaps Mars too, now if things had been done just a bit differently. By you Americans, mostly. Damn.

GuardDuck said...

But, but, but.... I thought there was a scientific consensus on this special relativity thing.

Firehand said...

Marja, if you knew just how pissed a lot of us are about the same things...

Well, there was. Until that new data came along.

Anonymous said...

here's another wrench:

EOTOE, Some Implications (I)

EOTOE is an Embarrassingly Obvious Theory Of Everything.

In essence it states that all things in the universe, nouns and verbs objects and processes, originate and derive from the energy-mass dualism.
The origin and essence of this derivation are expressed mathematically by

E=Total[m(1 + D)] (D = distance travelled by mass since singularity)

Which suggests that the universe cycles between two poles: singularity/all-mass , and maximum-expanded/nearly-all-energy.
The “nearly” all-energy leaves behind some mass formats that begin consolidating by gravity, when it eventually overcomes expansion as the mass fueling the expansion is nearly depleted, becoming very small m multiplied by very large D = E .

Thus the essence/definition of gravitation is:
“Gravitation Is the propensity of energy reconversion to mass”.

Gravitation is the “monotheism” and the genesis of the universe. Singularity, at D = 0, is the very brief all-mass pole of the universe. The Big-Bang-inflation did/does not produce matter or anti-matter. It was/is the beginning of mass reconversion into energy, of increasing D fueled by decreasing m.

Inflation started with the whole universe m shattering into what evolved into, became, the galaxy clusters. The clusters expansion is fed at a constant rate by m-fuel. Since expansion accelerates, the clusters depart from each other at an ever increasing velocity, we learn that the rate of m-to-E reconversion in the universe is constant. The accelerated expansion derives from the ever decreasing m of each cluster.

Thus the essence/definition of evolution, natural selection is:
Mass formats attaining temporary augmented energy constraint in their successive generations, with energy drained from other mass formats, to temporarily postpone, survive, the reversion of their own constitutional mass to the pool of cosmic energy fueling the galactic clusters expansion.

This explains why black holes and humans, in fact all mass formats, must feed themselves in order to survive.
This explains that the essence of quantum mechanics of all processes is the detailed procession steps, the evolution details, between physical states ordained for natural selection.

Thus comes to light the universe inspected progressively in greater detail.
Science reveals the universe’s nature-scope and directing drive, followed by technology studying its evolution details-aspects, followed by engineering exploitation of the attained information. This suggests the specific weight, importance, of science, technology and engineering in considering of research or enterprise plans and implementation.

Dov Henis
(comments from 22nd century)