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Scientist's Blinkered View of Light Speed
A Black Hole
It is reported that a team of scientists, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have confirmed Einstein’s theory that nothing can travel faster than light.
This team was led by Professor Du Shengwang, who says he has proven that a single photon obeys “the traffic law of the universe”.
Hello Professor Du, it does not surprise me that light cannot travel faster than light but I think you assume too much. To assume a theory for one thing applies to everything else, I think is a blinkered view.
As I understand it, the plumes seen coming out from a Black Hole, are particles that, as they are drawn into a Black Hole continue to accelerate their orbit. Eventually they reach speeds that allow them to escape the Hole. If light cannot escape the hole, this means these particles reach speeds in excess of the light, meaning they achieved “faster than light speed” to escape the Black Holes pull.
You also state that, this means time travel is just a thing of science fiction.
The Real World
Scientists in Russia have claimed to prove, that the effects of a “torsion field” travel at speeds many times greater than that of the speed of light. A torsion field is when an object spins fast enough that it can have an effect on everything around it. It has also been proven that a torsion field can have an effect on gravity.
Some people are already speculating that torsion physics may be a way to progress in the field of space exploration. Some have even speculated that Nazi scientists were on the verge of making a time machine “The Bell”, using torsion energy.
Professor Du, well done you’ve earned your grant but do not try to “blind us with science” and claim that this is greater than it really is. It is not the experiment to end all experiments in physics.
Too many scientists in the past, having proven one theory, try to attach it to all of science. This does not help progress, it hinders it. By all means continue your experiments but don’t try to convince others that they no longer need to continue with theirs.
To assume that the universe depends on the laws of one item, light, I think is a little presumptuous. There are probably more forces of physics in the universe, many of which we are probably not even aware of yet.