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Re: 'We Have Broken Speed Of Light'

From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 12:52:32 +0100
Archived: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:14:21 -0400
Subject: Re: 'We Have Broken Speed Of Light'


>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:35:19 -0400
>Subject: Re: 'We Have Broken Speed Of Light'

>>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 00:55:17 +0100
>>Subject: Re: 'We Have Broken Speed Of Light'

><snip>

>>How does one distinguish between 'instantaneous jumping' between
>>two points in space and 'passing through the intervening space'
>>when the movement is accomplished at infinite speed?

>If there were any objects in the path, one would leave a hole,
>and the other would not?

Simple though the suggestion sounds, Eleanor, you may be on the
right track. Certainly the situation suggests all sorts of
further experimental investigation, maybe more intervening
prisms - who knows?

My question was intended to draw attention to the fact that
extraordinary experimental data invariably raises some
extraordinary questions. The first of these ought to be to go
back to the assumptions underlying the original theoretical
status quo, and to ask which of them might need to be suspended
in order to explain the data.

In a case like this there is always likely to be controversy
because the basic assumptions involved are very fundamental
indeed. Not everybody feels comfortable when baseline
assumptions about things like 'space', 'movement' or 'speed' are
called into question. If Physics has taught us anything in the
last hundred years, then it is to regard our 'common sense'
ideas about some of these things as potentially treacherous - a
lesson that some physicists have not entirely taken on board
(and who can really blame them when the most fundamental ideas
that we use to categorise empirical data are called into
question?).

Anyway, it would be nice to hear on this from List-members who
have a sophisticated understanding of frontier physics.

--
Gerald O'Connell



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