Einstein wasn't "rong" after all.
They had the same problem that occured with the first GPS navigation systems. They shouldn't have been so pompous about it before checking everything. Einstein's revenge that was.
The scientists who did the experiment were hoping that someone would prove their experiment incorrect so that the laws of relativity wouldn't have to change. It was such a small detail that I'm sure no one really thinks about but made all the difference.
Astronomy Club... you know you want to.
Originally Posted by Kaname Madoka
Seems odd that they would forget about such a thing, but it's not like I blame them for making everything perfect and thinking of everything.
Well..This thread gets my hopes up...I know you can go faster then light because of common sense laws states that if tempurature can go up infinty so can energy output because as a "waste" for energy is tempurature but....but I do know not to get my hopes up yet about a future for our race yet...Good luck,to who ever did this,if this is true and correct,you could change the outcome of our race....Beleave me,That GOOD for all of us!
@H-con, oh, it is :P
Of course. I meant that it's impossible under the framework of special relativity. General relativity provides some possible ways around the light barrier, and there very well could be a way to break it using physics that we don't yet understand.
heise online - Wirbel um Fehler bei den überschnellen Neutrinos
Seems like the mystery is not solved yet. The source is German, but from other translations, it seems that the debunking itself has an error...
We're back to square one...?
Take gravity, for instance. We all believe in it, use it to explain all sorts of things, from falling to planetary motions. However, there can never be any definitive proof that its there, that its real. There could always be something else going on. All we have is the evidence we can gather to support its existence (which, in gravity's case, is a lot). Even the most basic theories we accept as fact (even our own existences) have a tiny chance of being disproved later on. Nothing is 100% certain. Nevertheless, you can get damn close, and that's the point of theories; you might not be able to achieve 100% certainty, but 99.9% isn't bad either.
A user on another forum I encountered put it best here:
So, to say something's a theory is quite the testament, to be honest. Saying something's "just a theory" demonstrates a lack of fundamental scientific knowledge.Originally Posted by Haelfix, physicsforum.com
If this were the case, FTL travel would be theoretically possible. Not to mention it would break much of quantum physics as we know it.
Originally Posted by Ariel