[time-nuts] Fast than light neutrino
camaraq1 at quantacorp.com
Fri Sep 23 19:13:00 UTC 2011
I'm old enough to not pay much attention to these 'scientific breakthroughs'
announced across the sports or comics page. Remember cold fusion?
Often a 'scientist' gets drunk and spills out nonsense to a reporter barely
catching up with the spelling of the buzzwords, and suddenly the Earth isn't
I put $20 on 3 >= 1 > 2, same as Poul, without having read the article.
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Chris Albertson
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 10:17 AM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Fast than light neutrino
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 5:44 AM, Bill Dailey <docdailey at gmail.com> wrote:
> The complicating factor here is they aren't really sure if neutrinos
actually have mass. Therefore they may not need adhere to the mass portion
of relativity and hence may be more like photons. They won't put forth ANY
suppositions until they are sure they haven't made a mistake.
I think we all want these neutrinos to be faster than C (not just
faster then photons) because it would be fun to live through a
revolution in physics. A simple mis-calculation would be so boring.
If I had to bet I'd bet on the boring error that was missed by 100
co-authors. I'd be happy to loose my bet.
Can we assume for a minute the result is correct and they really are
literally faster than C. What does it mean to be faster than C at
this large macroscopic scale of kilometers
Fun to guess. Time must be running backwards. Or maybe they have
negative mass. If truly faster than C, SOMETHING nonsensical must be
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