Thread: Faster than Light? | Forums

1. So, what did we learn? Always connect your cables properly, or else some particles will mess up your experiment.

2. If nothing else, the possibilities fired people's imaginations and exposed others to concepts rarely discussed around the "water cooler". And since Einstein has been vindicated once again, it's still amazing just how far ahead of his time he was.

3. Originally Posted by LEBillfish

That then takes us to relativity as the speed of earth's rotation, it's speed about the sun, the galaxy's speed about the universe, etc. etc....is cancelled out in that the ball, pitcher and catcher all moving at those same heaped on motions/speeds so we're right back to a 150M/H ball.
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The problem with this statement is that you chose to cancel out the Earth's movement and rotation, etc. Why not "heap" the motion of the train as well, so that we're right back to a 50m/h ball?

You've got to define a frame of reference for anything to make sense. (Are you an observer on the train, ground, moon?)

The funny thing about light is that in a vacuum, it will always appear to moving at c no matter what frame of reference you define. ie, if you were bionic and were traveling .9c through space and turned on a light, the beam wouldn't appear to moving at .1c....it will appear to leave at c.
Furthermore, to a still observer watching you, the beam will only appear to move at c, not 1.9c.

The behavior of light gets funnier, the more you look into it. Is it a wave or a particle? Depends on how you observe it.

Scientific dogma and religious dogma are no different.
Technically speaking, scientific dogma is not science.

A scientist doesn't necessarily wear a white coat - he/she makes conclusions of observations and remains skeptical of his/her own and others' conclusions.

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