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ithilienranger
ithilienranger Forum Manager (Christian Manager)
Sep 24 2011, 5:28pm Anchor

What are your thoughts about this in light of evidence that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light? Will this really change anything, or is this misinformation?

ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston Head of the Group (Atheist Admin)
Sep 24 2011, 6:53pm Anchor

Well those are particles which at in some recent experiment have been shown to move at a speed faster than light which really aren't too surprising to me seeing how science and technology constantly change to give us a better and fuller understanding of the universe in which we exist, though every discovery is of course of great benefit. These particles have already been known to pass through Earth.

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ithilienranger
ithilienranger Forum Manager (Christian Manager)
Sep 24 2011, 7:08pm Anchor

I already had doubts with Special Relativity if light cannot escape from a black hole. It seems to me that would mean that a black hole has the force to move things faster than the speed of light. However, my scientific knowledge is not the greatest.

ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston Head of the Group (Atheist Admin)
Sep 24 2011, 7:53pm Anchor

I never really subscribed to the idea that matter has a speed limit, its always seemed kind of silly to me seeing how the universe is so chaotic.

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Sep 25 2011, 11:13am Anchor

Sort of. Movement requires energy in an upward fashion. The faster you want to go the more energy you need^n, ending up with the demand of infinite energy at some point or another - this is the light speed barrier. Of course, as far as I know this only applies to objects with a mass - photons and most other particles actually do have a mass (even though we don't quite know why just yet). I am unsure if neutrinos have a mass and if yes if it's completely unimportant; however since neutrinos don't affect other particles a whole lot it shouldnt really matter if they move faster than light, that's up for the real scientists.

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