If Einstein Could Be Wrong, What Else?

If Einstein could be wrong about the speed of light and the E (equals) mc2 equation … is it possible, even remotely, potentially, that Al Gore and friends could be wrong about the causes of, scope of, and dangers from global warming climate-change? (pic via AP)

Also, note that the researchers here actually request and invite criticism and peer review, rather than smear anyone who questions them.

Roll over Einstein: Pillar of physics challenged – Yahoo! News: GENEVA (AP) — “A pillar of physics — that nothing can go faster than the speed of light — appears to be smashed by an oddball subatomic particle that has apparently made a giant end run around Albert Einstein’s theories. Scientists at the world’s largest physics lab said Thursday they have clocked neutrinos traveling faster than light. That’s something that according to Einstein’s 1905 special theory of relativity — the famous E (equals) mc2 equation — just doesn’t happen. ‘The feeling that most people have is this can’t be right, this can’t be real,’ said James Gillies, a spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The organization, known as CERN, hosted part of the experiment, which is unrelated to the massive $10 billion Large Hadron Collider also located at the site. Gillies told The Associated Press that the readings have so astounded researchers that they are asking others to independently verify the measurements before claiming an actual discovery.”

  • Benjaminnapier

    I am of the belief that Einstein used the speed of light as a constant and as a stated maximum to make his equations work. We are at the very beginning of learning physics and mathmatics. We do not know much more than we do know. Remember, just a few centruies ago the earth was flat. Very recently, the speed of sound was insurmountable and the 5 second quarter mile was impossible. Dogma is very dangerous as it precludes learning.