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5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!
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5/5/2016 11:06:06 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

Funny thing is, we aren't actually sure this is true at the moment.
As you are probably well aware, we observe the redshift (that is decrease in energy) of photons traveling through an expanding spacetime.
Depending on who you ask, this either means in general relativity energy is not conserved or that you have to consider the energy of the gravitational field together with the energy of matter, radiation, etc, then it is conserved.

Just throwing this out there, I don't claim to understand GR.
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: space contradicts logic
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5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.
Jesus loves you.

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5/5/2016 11:13:43 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.

Cogito ergo sum. Of course. But that says nothing about what "I" am.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 11:15:09 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

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5/5/2016 11:16:27 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:13:43 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.

Cogito ergo sum. Of course. But that says nothing about what "I" am.

Indeed so we must go by seems legit.
Jesus loves you.

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5/5/2016 11:17:01 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:16:27 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:13:43 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.

Cogito ergo sum. Of course. But that says nothing about what "I" am.

Indeed so we must go by seems legit.

So I exist. Great. How do I define "I"?
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 11:18:00 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:17:01 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:16:27 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:13:43 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.

Cogito ergo sum. Of course. But that says nothing about what "I" am.

Indeed so we must go by seems legit.

So I exist. Great. How do I define "I"?

You can't with 100% accuracy.
Jesus loves you.

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5/5/2016 11:18:36 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:18:00 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:17:01 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:16:27 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:13:43 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.

Cogito ergo sum. Of course. But that says nothing about what "I" am.

Indeed so we must go by seems legit.

So I exist. Great. How do I define "I"?

You can't with 100% accuracy.

I know one thing and that is that I know nothing.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 11:24:40 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:18:36 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:18:00 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:17:01 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:16:27 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:13:43 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.

Cogito ergo sum. Of course. But that says nothing about what "I" am.

Indeed so we must go by seems legit.

So I exist. Great. How do I define "I"?

You can't with 100% accuracy.

I know one thing and that is that I know nothing.

I know two things, i exist and that other than that everything is unreliable.
Jesus loves you.

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5/5/2016 11:27:23 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:24:40 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:18:36 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:18:00 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:17:01 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:16:27 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:13:43 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.

Cogito ergo sum. Of course. But that says nothing about what "I" am.

Indeed so we must go by seems legit.

So I exist. Great. How do I define "I"?

You can't with 100% accuracy.

I know one thing and that is that I know nothing.

I know two things, i exist and that other than that everything is unreliable.

This sentence is false.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 11:28:33 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:27:23 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:24:40 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:18:36 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:18:00 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:17:01 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:16:27 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:13:43 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:12:16 AM, Dragon_of_Christ wrote:
At 5/5/2016 11:10:16 AM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 10:41:00 AM, keithprosser wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

I can't think of too many other examples of our current knowledge that we can say with such total confidence 'This is how it is'.

That's it... take this thread anywhere you'd like it to go!

I don't think you can be absolutely certain about anything, even this statement.

Only that you exist.

Cogito ergo sum. Of course. But that says nothing about what "I" am.

Indeed so we must go by seems legit.

So I exist. Great. How do I define "I"?

You can't with 100% accuracy.

I know one thing and that is that I know nothing.

I know two things, i exist and that other than that everything is unreliable.

This sentence is false.

The sentence above this one is false.

And provides no backup.
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MagicAintReal
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5/5/2016 11:55:43 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.

Yeah, i think on the quantum level, energy may not be conserved *always*, that is to say, energy conservation is briefly violated in a quantum field...

This is a hard OP to address, because science isn't in the business of infallibility, in fact, if something were to be infallible, it would be outside of science's scope thus outside of scientific truth.
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5/5/2016 12:05:33 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 11:55:43 AM, MagicAintReal wrote:
If I was forced at gunpoint to choose a scientific truth that will never,ever be found false or even revised (because it's true!) I'd probably choose either that 'Energy is conserved' or (perhaps a bit riskier) that electrons are fundamental (ie not composite) particles.


Yeah, i think on the quantum level, energy may not be conserved *always*, that is to say, energy conservation is briefly violated in a quantum field...

Right, energy is only conserved for expectation values, no necessarily for individual measurements.
: At 7/2/2016 3:05:07 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
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: space contradicts logic
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5/5/2016 12:14:10 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 12:10:40 PM, chui wrote:
Speed of light is a constant at 299792458 m/s would be my choice.

There's actually no absolute certainty of that.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 12:14:35 PM
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Unless you cheat and define the units in terms of c. lol
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 12:15:07 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 12:14:10 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:10:40 PM, chui wrote:
Speed of light is a constant at 299792458 m/s would be my choice.

There's actually no absolute certainty of that.

Care to explain rather than merely contradict.
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5/5/2016 12:18:09 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 12:15:07 PM, chui wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:14:10 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:10:40 PM, chui wrote:
Speed of light is a constant at 299792458 m/s would be my choice.

There's actually no absolute certainty of that.

Care to explain rather than merely contradict.

You can't be absolutely certain that it holds at all times everywhere in the universe. Come on. I mean there's no evidence against it right now, but we really don't know much. Maybe we're 99.99999999% certain, but it's not 100%.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 12:24:03 PM
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Would any body claim to believe that "the speed of light is an unsurmountable barrier" will turn out to be false? Will there ever be FTL spaceships? I think many people would like to believe FTL travel is possible, but perhaps the Fermi paradox is largely down to the fact that going FTL is indeed impossible.
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5/5/2016 12:29:00 PM
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Speed of light is a constant at 299792458 m/s would be my choice.

So, speed is necessarily defined by space, i.e. distance/time, but when space was infinitesimally small at the origin of the universe, light traveled much faster than 300,000,000 m/s because there was simply fewer meters to travel in time.

Within expanded space, I would agree that this is basically never violated, but at the universe's inception, light could have traveled much faster over such small space.
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5/5/2016 12:31:35 PM
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At 5/5/2016 12:29:00 PM, MagicAintReal wrote:
Speed of light is a constant at 299792458 m/s would be my choice.

So, speed is necessarily defined by space, i.e. distance/time, but when space was infinitesimally small at the origin of the universe, light traveled much faster than 300,000,000 m/s because there was simply fewer meters to travel in time.

Within expanded space, I would agree that this is basically never violated, but at the universe's inception, light could have traveled much faster over such small space.

That makes no sense at all. Why would light travel faster just because it can't travel as far?
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5/5/2016 12:33:00 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 12:18:09 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:15:07 PM, chui wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:14:10 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:10:40 PM, chui wrote:
Speed of light is a constant at 299792458 m/s would be my choice.

There's actually no absolute certainty of that.

Care to explain rather than merely contradict.

You can't be absolutely certain that it holds at all times everywhere in the universe. Come on. I mean there's no evidence against it right now, but we really don't know much. Maybe we're 99.99999999% certain, but it's not 100%.

But right now it is absolutely certain which was the OP
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5/5/2016 12:38:17 PM
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At 5/5/2016 12:24:03 PM, keithprosser wrote:
Would any body claim to believe that "the speed of light is an unsurmountable barrier" will turn out to be false? Will there ever be FTL spaceships? I think many people would like to believe FTL travel is possible, but perhaps the Fermi paradox is largely down to the fact that going FTL is indeed impossible.

c itself could possibly be variable. Nobody can say with absolute certainty that c is constant. Basically nothing in science is absolutely certain! We're not 100% certain, we're only (100 - ^9;)% certain.

I can't do Greek letters like epsilon either?
Science in a nutshell:
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"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 12:39:06 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 12:33:00 PM, chui wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:18:09 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:15:07 PM, chui wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:14:10 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/5/2016 12:10:40 PM, chui wrote:
Speed of light is a constant at 299792458 m/s would be my choice.

There's actually no absolute certainty of that.

Care to explain rather than merely contradict.

You can't be absolutely certain that it holds at all times everywhere in the universe. Come on. I mean there's no evidence against it right now, but we really don't know much. Maybe we're 99.99999999% certain, but it's not 100%.

But right now it is absolutely certain which was the OP

You can't even be absolutely certain about your current measurements.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 12:45:04 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/5/2016 12:43:09 PM, keithprosser wrote:
http://www.livescience.com...

Well that may be the key to "FTL" travel. Just increase c.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 12:47:37 PM
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At 5/5/2016 12:43:09 PM, keithprosser wrote:
http://www.livescience.com...

I'll be back after (or before, hehe) I invent a warp drive that can alter the speed of light.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/5/2016 12:51:36 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
That makes no sense at all. Why would light travel faster just because it can't travel as far?

Space was once the size of a photon, which means that any photon existing then would be traveling the entirety of space without moving any distance, that is to say, the distance covered by the photon is the totality of distance, such that the proportion of distance traveled over time elapsed would surpass 300,000,000 m/s.