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Re: 'We Have Broken Speed Of Light'

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:16:30 +0100
Archived: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 10:41:54 -0400
Subject: Re: 'We Have Broken Speed Of Light'

>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 12:52:32 +0100
>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'


>>>How does one distinguish between 'instantaneous jumping'
>>>two points in space and 'passing through the intervening
>>>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?


>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

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

Be careful Gerald, read of a woman who said she'd slap a man's
face for calling her 'sophisicated' - to her it meant 'corrupt'.

On the subject - didn't we read recently that Fermi not only
believed that alien civilizations should exist but was fairly
confident that faster than light transfer of material objects
would be achieved "within ten years or so"?

Or was that just a bet he was making?


Ray D

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