From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul> Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 21:09:20 -0500 Archived: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 05:53:47 -0500 Subject: Re: CERN Superluminal Neutrinos Survive Test #1 >From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:46:02 -0000 >Subject: CERN Superluminal Neutrinos Survive Test #1 >One of the most popular of the (many) explanations proposed has >been tested in a new experiment. The effect is still there. The >paper is here >http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1109/1109.4897.pdf >Next.... Greetings Martin, Kathy, Ray, Everyone! Earlier this month, Itay Yavin, a colleague who graduated with a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in physics from York University (now employed as an Associate Faculty member at the nearby world renowned Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics) gave a talk to us about the unexpected and unbelievable announcement by CERN scientists that neutrinos travel faster than light. During his seminar, which was open to participation, Yavin made mention of the more popular explanations other scientists have proposed and even entertained ideas from those present, including one of my own which he quickly dismissed before I could make my case categorizing it as just another "crazy theory" to explain the very real results CERN scientists obtained. Fortunately, as this follow-up paper written by many of the same CERN scientists did not test my theory nor did it rule out Ether as the explanation, what they had to say about this otherwise real result is NOT the final word on the subject, at least not for Kathy, Ray and York's critical thinking first year physics students who pointed out the obvious flaws in their thinking. Natural Philosophy (or Physics) is not a democratic process where what the majority believe in is the truth. Below are some facts that we simply cannot ignore. 1) The speed of light (electro-magnetic radiation or photons which have no rest mass) in a vacuum and the speed of neutrinos (particles without charge and almost no mass) that have been measured by CERN scientists AND other scientists in the past are almost EXACTLY identical. This is not a lucky coincidence. 2) If Einstein was wrong and "c" is not the maximum or limiting speed that particles with mass can travel, then we would have expected neutrinos and other particles to travel at speeds of, say, ten times or even thousands of times faster than light. Since we have not observed such superluminal particles, the obvious explanation MUST lay in the tiny measured differences in the velocities of light and neutrinos. 3) No one really knows what the actual value of the speed of light or "c" in a PERFECT vacuum with ABSOLUTE certainty but we can very precisely measure the relative speeds or determine the delay in arrival times at the finish line of two fast moving objects. 4) The speed of light is c only in a perfect vacuum but is much slower in air and slower still in more dense mediums such as water and glass while the speed of a neutrino is not slowed down at all in matter, even when it passes through the Earth. 5) There is no perfect vacuum in Nature. In the vast emptiness of interstellar, there are regions of dust and gas (possibly even invisible "dark matter"). Even in regions of space where there is little or no dust and gas, there are actual particles that "precipitate" out of nothing before they quickly disappear back into nothing. From Enstein's E=mc^2 formula you can see that energy (E) is simply another state of matter (m). This invisible state of matter ("zero point energy of a vacuum" and possibly even "dark energy") must have a huge energy density for such particles to readily precipitate into existence. Although the observations made by the CERN scientists are REAL, the interpretation of their amazing results is wrong not because of error in measurement or calculation but in an erroneous assumption they made about light - that it is the faster of the two travelling exactly at the limiting speed of c. Taken the above facts into account, the simplest and most reasonable explanation for the results the CERN scientist got is that the neutrinos must be the ones travelling at or very close to c while the speed of light (travelling through a extremely rarified medium) would be almost as fast. Is there physical evidence to support this interpretion? Yes. Cherenkov radiation (the blue glow one sees inside the heavy water tanks of nuclear reactors). This glow is produced only when moving charged particles are travelling faster than the speed of light (which would be much less than c in heavy water or other medium). Although neutrinos do not have a charge and almost never interact with matter (about a trillion neutrinos pass through our bodies every second without ill effects), in a recently published paper by Cohen & Glashow, they argue that superluminal neutrinos would lose energy through weak matter interactions and radiate light too similar to Cherenkov radiation for charged particles that are moving faster than light through a medium. No such radiant light was detected or reported by these CERN scientists. Two other teams of scientists at neutrino generating facilities in northern Japan (delayed for now because of the dangers from the radioactive fallout when the nuclear reactors exploded earlier this year) and in the United States are gearing up to do independent measurements of the relative speeds neutrinos and light passing through the Earth along a baseline similar in length to the CERN experiment from Switzerland to Italy. A York colleague, Scott Menary, designs neutrino beam devices similar to the way Nature produces neutrinos. He is also a member of the U.S. team neutrino detection team. Menary lobbied very hard to have the neutrino detector located on the north side of the Canadian/U.S. border where it would be close to roads, power and accommodations so that it could easily be reached and serviced but it was not to be. Maybe it had less to do with national pride and more to do with realities. One of these is the long delays at our common borders. I guess our American neighbours didn't want their neutrinos delayed at Canadian passpost control... ;o) Though the discovery that the true speed of light in a vacuum is slightly less than c found in our textbooks, the much bigger (Noble prize winning?) discovery should not be overlooked. We now have the FIRST compelling observational evidence for the existence of Ether. This Ether may not just have the required "static" physical properties Einstein deduced in his early years when he wrote that light needed a medium to travel through but as Ray stated in his post to the UFO UpDates list, this Ether is "dynamic and probably act[s] instantaneously throughout the universe". If this turns out to be correct about an Ether that permeates everything, not only will we be able to solve the energy crisis and put an end to wars, hunger and injustice but mankind will also be able to travel to the furthest reaches of the Heavens (York research scientists such as Stoyan Sarg are working on this right now!). Facts do not speak for themselves since they can be interpreted in many ways, so it could turn out that one of the many other crazy theories out there is the correct one for the results the CERN scientists obtained. If these other crazy theories demand that we think in totally new and unintuitive ways (eg. Quantum Mechanics) and force us to discard this generation's knowledge and understanding about our universe as obsolete and rewrite our science textbooks but my/our interpretation is simpler and more reasonable/rational and readily explains all the observations and facts, then applying the principle of Occam's Razor, it is likely the correct one too. CERN Superluminal Neutrinos Survive Test #1? Yes. CERN scientists proved that Einstein and the existence of Ether are wrong? Not this time! Nick Balaskas Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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