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Speed of light may have changed recently
New Scientist ^ | 6/30/04 | Eugenie Samuel Reich

Posted on 06/30/2004 1:35:28 PM PDT by NukeMan

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1 posted on 06/30/2004 1:35:30 PM PDT by NukeMan
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To: NukeMan; Physicist; RadioAstronomer

Ping


2 posted on 06/30/2004 1:36:12 PM PDT by NukeMan
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To: VadeRetro; jennyp; Junior; longshadow; LogicWings; Doctor Stochastic

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3 posted on 06/30/2004 1:37:31 PM PDT by NukeMan
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To: NukeMan

DANG! Now I gotta re-adjust the speedometer on the Wife's car.


4 posted on 06/30/2004 1:37:32 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: NukeMan
and would undermine much of traditional physics.

Does this mean that I should park my car on the wall of my garage?

5 posted on 06/30/2004 1:37:58 PM PDT by mattdono (To President Reagan: Rest now. Look in on us. Enjoy eternity. I'll see you again some day.)
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To: NukeMan

I thought so.


6 posted on 06/30/2004 1:38:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: VadeRetro; jennyp; Junior; longshadow; RadioAstronomer; Physicist; LogicWings; Doctor Stochastic; ..
Science list ping (an elite subset of the Evolution list). List details are in my freeper homepage. FReepmail me to be added or dropped.
7 posted on 06/30/2004 1:38:39 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.)
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To: NukeMan

See!!! This is more global warning!!


8 posted on 06/30/2004 1:38:43 PM PDT by laotzu
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To: NukeMan

See!!! This is more global warming!!


9 posted on 06/30/2004 1:38:52 PM PDT by laotzu
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To: NukeMan

Bump for a later read when I have time to think.


10 posted on 06/30/2004 1:39:14 PM PDT by The_Victor
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To: NukeMan

It's Bush's fault...


11 posted on 06/30/2004 1:39:32 PM PDT by danneskjold ("Somebody is behind this..." - George Soros)
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To: NukeMan

Bush knew.


12 posted on 06/30/2004 1:39:32 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Knees in the breeze)
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To: NukeMan

Whoa. I thought I'd entered a time-warp a few weeks back. This explains it.


13 posted on 06/30/2004 1:39:42 PM PDT by condi2008 (Pro Libertate)
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To: mattdono

You mean, you don't already?


14 posted on 06/30/2004 1:39:45 PM PDT by NukeMan
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To: NukeMan

If they keep raising the limit, I'll need higher speed rated tires on my Ranger Truck.


15 posted on 06/30/2004 1:40:15 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Drove my Jaguar to the Quagmire. But the Quagmire was dry.)
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To: danneskjold

Posted AT THE EXACT SAME TIME! (Quantum mechanics at work!)


16 posted on 06/30/2004 1:40:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Knees in the breeze)
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To: blam

Ping


17 posted on 06/30/2004 1:40:22 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: NukeMan

It seemed like last week went by really fast...


18 posted on 06/30/2004 1:40:29 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: NukeMan

Two billion years ago. I didn't get the memo.


19 posted on 06/30/2004 1:41:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: PatrickHenry

Lower? Wasn't it supposed to have been faster 6000 years ago?


20 posted on 06/30/2004 1:41:09 PM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: NukeMan

Cool! Now my headlights might work again....


21 posted on 06/30/2004 1:42:09 PM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: NukeMan

bump


22 posted on 06/30/2004 1:42:13 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Dammit! First, Nixon drops the country's the country's speed limits to "Bipbty-Bive" and now this...


23 posted on 06/30/2004 1:42:20 PM PDT by FreeScalian
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To: Fiddlstix

Women and children hardest hit.


24 posted on 06/30/2004 1:42:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: NukeMan

Which would mean the universe we know, and more precisely planet Earth, could not be old enough to create itself at random ?

UH -OH


25 posted on 06/30/2004 1:42:43 PM PDT by Freesofar (FREEDOM !)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Me too. When I turn on the lights these days they seem to be just a little bit faster.


26 posted on 06/30/2004 1:42:46 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: NukeMan

Those of youse with a higher IQ, discuss.

I'm waiting for some insight.


27 posted on 06/30/2004 1:42:48 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: NukeMan

And God saith, "Let us change the speed of light and confuse thoust eggheads forthwith..."


28 posted on 06/30/2004 1:43:06 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Liberalism is the end result of too many people peeing in the gene pool.)
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To: NukeMan

No! Dang it! These dang changes to relativity theory, coming along every couple of billion years, it's just too quick for me.


29 posted on 06/30/2004 1:43:09 PM PDT by mattdono (To President Reagan: Rest now. Look in on us. Enjoy eternity. I'll see you again some day.)
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To: NukeMan

Thus providing an alibi for running a red light; "I just thought that the green light was red-shifted, Officer. After all, the speed of light has changed recently."


30 posted on 06/30/2004 1:43:17 PM PDT by cogitator
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To: Lijahsbubbe

I'm waiting to be enlightened.


31 posted on 06/30/2004 1:44:15 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Lijahsbubbe
Well, they finally get it. I've been telling these bozos.
32 posted on 06/30/2004 1:44:20 PM PDT by mict42
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To: FreeScalian

Things like this always happen when a Republican is in office.

It's Bush's fault.


33 posted on 06/30/2004 1:44:44 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Drove my Jaguar to the Quagmire. But the Quagmire was dry.)
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To: NukeMan

Steroids????


34 posted on 06/30/2004 1:44:45 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: NukeMan

I'll bet these guys can explain how my toaster works!


35 posted on 06/30/2004 1:46:19 PM PDT by SirChas
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These dang changes to relativity theory, coming along every couple of billion years, it's just too quick for me.

Life is about change. You just have to learn to adapt.

36 posted on 06/30/2004 1:46:34 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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Wasn't it supposed to have been faster 6000 years ago?

Very confusing. I'm pretty sure it slowed down for Joshua when he made the sun stand still. Otherwise, I donno. I've misplaced my notes.

37 posted on 06/30/2004 1:48:12 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.)
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To: mict42

LOL.


38 posted on 06/30/2004 1:48:23 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: NukeMan

Could the results have to do with variables in the test ?

Is this the same old theory I heard about years ago, or is there newer and more imperical evidence now ?

What does this mean to Einsteins theory of relativity where C is the speed of light ?

Thanks


39 posted on 06/30/2004 1:48:43 PM PDT by Freesofar (FREEDOM !)
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To: PatrickHenry

The important thing is that science has changed its story again, thus proving right all the people who say science is wrong.


40 posted on 06/30/2004 1:50:32 PM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: NukeMan

There may be some merit to this story, through careful observations, I noticed my electric meter runs much faster when I turn on the lights and the air conditioner in the house.


41 posted on 06/30/2004 1:51:27 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.)
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Lower? Wasn't it supposed to have been faster 6000 years ago?

Ahem. Nothing existed 6000 years ago, Mr. Beelzebub. Where do you get these crazy questions from? Sheesh!

42 posted on 06/30/2004 1:51:54 PM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: NukeMan

"may have been lower as recently as two billion years ago"

lol...we I guess recent is objective when discussing the life of the universe. It would help explain a lot of things though.


43 posted on 06/30/2004 1:52:46 PM PDT by monday
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Well, I guess! I'll just go along with this whole change in the speed of life...after all, I don't wanna cause no trouble. If it will make life go smoother....I guess (hehe)


44 posted on 06/30/2004 1:53:46 PM PDT by mattdono (To President Reagan: Rest now. Look in on us. Enjoy eternity. I'll see you again some day.)
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There may be some merit to this story, through careful observations, I noticed my electric meter runs much faster when I turn on the lights and the air conditioner in the house.

Light has speeded up. I used to be able to turn out the light and be in bed before the room got dark. Now I can't.

45 posted on 06/30/2004 1:53:47 PM PDT by VadeRetro
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To: Shryke

Ummmm, that was 6008 years ago...


46 posted on 06/30/2004 1:54:58 PM PDT by null and void (The light pours out of me/It jerks out of me/Like blood/In this still life/Heart beats up love)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Yeah, but I usually skip a couple versions before upgrading. So I'll wait for one or two more adjustments to relativity theory before I upgrade.


47 posted on 06/30/2004 1:55:22 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: NukeMan

Q: What would happen if the speed of light were only sixty miles per hour?

A: As we approach the speed of light, the aging process slows down. So, if the speed of light were sixty miles per hour, we would have even more people speeding, especially older people trying to stay young. As a matter of fact, physics would demand that we go faster than the speed of light. The safest thing is to drive at a steady sixty to keep time and the highway patrol off our necks. Airplanes would become obsolete in this slow light world, because you would be going so fast, relatively speaking, that you'd be back before you even left. This would make business trips unnecessary and lead to economic collapse.
So, to answer your question, life, if the speed of light were sixty miles per hour, would be youthful, fast, and dark.


48 posted on 06/30/2004 1:56:07 PM PDT by nuconvert ( "Let Freedom Reign !" ) ( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: U S Army EOD

The flashing 12:00 symbol on my VCR seems to have slowed down a bit


49 posted on 06/30/2004 1:57:15 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly. Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: null and void
No, no nononononnono. Your book is wrong (by eight years). Mine is RIGHT.

I win. Don't you love logical debate?

50 posted on 06/30/2004 1:57:37 PM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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