Thursday, August 16, 2007

Joe Physics....

Remember the first few times you tried to grasp the meaning of infinity and the ever expanding universe........what's beyond it, how did it all begin, what was there before.....still blows me away.

Looks like we have something else to ponder, very cool if TRUE:

"A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time.

Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.

For instance, an astronaut moving faster than it would theoretically arrive at a destination before leaving."

Just think how many rounds of golf you could get in? Hell I could sneak on at Augusta National, play 36 holes before ever getting caught!

Now, for more stuff to keep you awake thinking, try this.....Time May not Exist.

The possibility that time may not exist is known among physicists as the “problem of time.” It may be the biggest, but it is far from the only temporal conundrum. Vying for second place is this strange fact: The laws of physics don’t explain why time always points to the future. All the laws—whether Newton’s, Einstein’s, or the quirky quantum rules—would work equally well if time ran backward. As far as we can tell, though, time is a one-way process; it never reverses, even though no laws restrict it.

“It’s quite mysterious why we have such an obvious arrow of time,” says Seth Lloyd, a quantum mechanical engineer at MIT. (When I ask him what time it is, he answers, “Beats me. Are we done?”) “The usual explanation of this is that in order to specify what happens to a system, you not only have to specify the physical laws, but you have to specify some initial or final condition.”

Read the rest here.....


At 5:00 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Uh-oh... Screwing with temporal mechanics, are they?


At 7:14 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

You gave me a headache.

At 7:55 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

time always points to the Future so theres still hope for the Universe eh amigo?..heh


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