There are two seemingly unrelated issues here, but the timing and the pun are too good to pass up, so let’s travel these twin paths and see where they meet. Yesterday, Hank Williams, Jr. managed to either stick his foot in his mouth, his head up his ass, or pulled off the seemingly impossible feat of doing BOTH simultaneously.
Which brings us to Albert Einstein and the Theory of Special Relativity.
Last week, as the results were published that CERN had clocked neutrinos going FASTER than the speed of light, the entire world of popular science seemed stunned, and uttered the same idiotic phrase over and over again: But relativity PROVES that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. Continue reading