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could probably be pulled off (speed of light sling shoted with say a black hole inertia!the question:is it possible to survive it!
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Quote: Originally Posted by ramkatral Quote: Originally Posted by Sisaroth Quote: Originally Posted by Stuuut Why would we assume otherwise? Are you throwing einsteins theory of relativity out of the window??? http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachyon This is because people misunderstand Einsteins theory. Physics does not state that matter can't travel at light speeds. It simply states that subluminal particles can not accelerate to superluminal velocities, and superluminal particles can not decelerate subluminally. It's the whole "infinite energy or infinite acceleration" concept, and it works in reverse. Think about it. Light IS a particle. Have you ever seen a photon travel at subluminal velocities? I find it odd that in this conversation no one has mentioned time dilation effects on accelerating bodies. I'm paraphrasing because I don't remember the exact numbers: if you leave earth and accelerate at a constant 1G for 50 years, turn around and decelerate for 50 years at the same rate back to earth, 100 years will have passed for you, but significantly more time will have passed on Earth. I've seen figures from 100,000 years and higher. Its possible to slow down particles of photons to sub-luminal speed based on the medium they travel through, such as refractors of silicone or water. Light speed, the velocity, only exists in a perfect vacuum. The second hypothesis of time-dilation is due to velocity. The closer you approach light speed, in essence, time for the outside observer slows down.

I don't know the exact physics of refraction, but I know it doesn't cause photons to lose energy, which still holds what I said true.

Also I know light travels as a wave which I'm sure has an effect that wouldn't be present in, say, a tachyon. I also think photons have no mass, but not sure.

Edit: after a little reading, photons are exempt from the law because they are massless.
Edited by ramkatral - 3/26/12 at 8:23am
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The name of the website made me giggle a little bit inside. biggrin.gif
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Yes because Einsteins theory is just that... a theory. We already have sub atomic particles that supossedly broke the speed of light. The ICARUS team are currently retesting it because the second test failed to break the speed of light. While I don't think we posses the knowledge, there is so little that is know about the universe its not even funny. I think its a matter of time before Einsteins theory is replaced.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=particles-found-to-travel

This experimentation was proven to be wrong. A theory is a theory. It is correct if it's always working.
The mass doesn't increase but the energy to "bring" a particle to the light's speed is infinite because the particle has a mass. It's impossible to bring a massive particle to the speed of light.
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In regards to the memory bit. If your body was regrown and your stored memories were put in YOU would still be dead. You are a separate entity from the cloned version of you. From the perspective of the clone you would have went to sleep and woke up since that would have been in your memories, but it still isn't you.
Want proof?
If that MIT thing was possible. Then what happens if you are cloned, and your memories are put in the clone while you are still alive? You would still have your own thoughts while their thoughts would be separate. So even if it was possible. YOU would still be dead. Defeating the purpose.

Partial brain transplant fixes all of this!
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My guess is that the missing sun's gravity will be noticed before the missing light. I have no proof/evidence to back that claim up but thats just my guess.

How can I concentrate on what you say when your avatar is so distracting?!

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Just because a planet lies within the habitable zone of a star does not mean that it can sustain life.
Earth can sustain life because of literally hundreds of reasons:
  • Axial tilt. Our planet has a reasonable and more importantly quite stable tilt to it (around 23-24 degrees off axis). This lets the weather be relatively stable and thus becomes a candidate for life.

Doesn't that just effect the seasons? Without the tilt the weather would be just constant all year round.

As for the small chances of a planet being suitable, sure they chances are lower but even when the chance is 0.00001% that a planet meets these criteria when you take into account the sheer billions upon billions of stars that have planets, that's a lot of planets that hypothetically meet that criteria.
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In regards to the memory bit. If your body was regrown and your stored memories were put in YOU would still be dead. You are a separate entity from the cloned version of you. From the perspective of the clone you would have went to sleep and woke up since that would have been in your memories, but it still isn't you.
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If that MIT thing was possible. Then what happens if you are cloned, and your memories are put in the clone while you are still alive? You would still have your own thoughts while their thoughts would be separate. So even if it was possible. YOU would still be dead. Defeating the purpose.

But, if you can successfully transfer your consciousness, thoughts, and memories, does it really matter what body you are living in? "consciously" you would never know the difference.
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I think we just need some mass relays.

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http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0323/Runaway-planets-ejected-from-galaxy-at-insane-speeds
Could using the gravitational pull from celestial bodies be the answer to long distance, high-speed space travel?

If you want to live on a planet that has no star for millions to billions of years, and is hurtling through space with no way to stop it without an catastrophic collision that would probably destroy the entire planet, then sure. tongue.gif
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