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yay post einsteinian physics! we're finally moving up!

Really? "Yay" that the foundation of modern physics is turning false? I doubt many physicists share your sentiments.
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Really? "Yay" that the foundation of modern physics is turning false? I doubt many physicists share your sentiments.

Depends who you ask. String/M theorists are ecstatic as are the quantum mechanist's. It's only those who devoted their lives to relativity that would really be upset by this. Science in general loves big discoveries, it sparks new idea's and innovation leading incredible progress in understanding.

Don't forget that relativity when I came out resulted in a paradigm shift in our understanding of physics and as a result of it, we've learnt more about physics in the last few decades then the last few millennium combined.
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Or maybe instead of losing all it's energy,
It is simply gaining Negative energy (dark energy)?
Thoughts?

My thoughts are that your comment was very uneducated, if something loses energy it doesn't gain negative energy.

Well technically it does gain negative energy (gravity is usually considered a negative force) but not at all in the way he meant it wink.gif
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Are our thoughts faster than the speed of light?

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Depends who you ask. String/M theorists are ecstatic as are the quantum mechanist's. It's only those who devoted their lives to relativity that would really be upset by this. Science in general loves big discoveries, it sparks new idea's and innovation leading incredible progress in understanding.
Don't forget that relativity when I came out resulted in a paradigm shift in our understanding of physics and as a result of it, we've learnt more about physics in the last few decades then the last few millennium combined.

...I don't think you understand how universal relativity is.
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I think it's fantastic that asking a question and posting a link to an earlier, dissenting article caused so many people to get upset!
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...I don't think you understand how universal relativity is.

But it doesn't really matter how universal it is if it is shown to be inaccurate.
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The speed difference is negligible. Unless is was over a huge distance

Actually that's not the point. Current theory predict it is impossible to move faster than light - therefore if we have particles moving faster than light ( no matter how small speed difference is) - current theory is not cot correct. And if it is not correct it will lead to many implications.
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But it doesn't really matter how universal it is if it is shown to be inaccurate.

What?
I'm saying you can't overstate the importance relativity has as the foundation of all modern physics, in response to someone saying it "only" affects things relative to it.. I wasn't saying anything about its accuracy.
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What?
I'm saying you can't overstate the importance relativity has as the foundation of all modern physics, in response to someone saying it "only" affects things relative to it.. I wasn't saying anything about its accuracy.

Ah, my bad.

I thought you were still talking about how physicists would be upset that their foundations are being upturned. To which I was saying that everyone should be excited about new information regardless of its inconvenience.
    
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