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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Scientists Manipulate the Speed of Light

Scientists are not very forthcomming about the fact that the speed of light can be manipulated and changed. It was conventional wisdom among them that the speed of light was an unchangable constant. Now things are changing. If the speed of light can be manipulated by changing circumstances then it follows that the age of the universe (determined mainly by the laws of physics as referenced to the speed of light) is suspect and uncertain.

What if the universe is not 14 billion years old? What if light could travel much faster or slower than it does now ? Answer... evolution becomes instantly suspect. It has always been interesting how the age of the universe was always connected to the suspected time it takes for specific mutations to occur and thus allow for species development.

Simply stated, to me, the only idea that makes evolution viable, is if you could provide enough time for it to take place. Time is linked to the speed of light. Einstein said, E=MC2 Now it seems that C (the constant of time) is suspect. Hmmm ? Things just get curiouser and curiouser.

Take a look at this article. You can find a lot more about this subject simply by doing a Google search for articles about the speed of light. (faster/slower)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

E = MC^2 is actually a formula that relates Energy(E) to Mass(M) and the Speed of Light(C). C is not a constant of time, it is a constant of speed. It would be more accurate to say that time = distance / C for electromagnetic waves. Here the relationship between time and C is clearly seen.

4:01 PM, August 31, 2005  
Blogger Ed Darrell said...

Read the article again, more closely. The speed of light IS constant, under the circumstances stated. In a vaccum, the speed of light is constant.

11:41 PM, September 04, 2005  

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