|Michio Kaku's Parallel Worlds|
It seems that the scientists at CERN have been keeping this discovery for some three years because they themselves were incredulous. Now they want independent verification from other scientists.
But is there really any reason why the speed of light should be the ultimate speed? Or have we all along been so confined by and to equations, such as Einstein's famous E=MC² for so long that we just cannot conceive of anything that goes faster than light?
After all, is there any intrinsic reason why the speed of light should be the ultimate?
I have always thought, not scientifically of course, that the speed of light cannot be the ultimate speed. And I have always refused to accept it, even in the face of all the available "scientific evidence". It just doesn't make sense that you can't go faster than the speed of light or even that there is a limit. It might have just been a "gut" feeling of mine or a stubborn refusal to accept that there is a limit to anything.
After all, there are still so many things we do not know about our own universe itself, not to say of other universes scientists are talking about nowadays. And it was only until quite recently that scientists started talking seriously about black matter, antimatter, multi-dimensions and what not.
But I have a feeling that Einstein's theory of relativity will still be relevant, just as some of Newton's theories still are.
We will need some other theory to take into account of the discovery that the speed of light is not the ultimate ONCE the discovery is confirmed beyond doubt.
Exciting times indeed.