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Fuckin Teachers tekling me that what is impossible!

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TheMarcher Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Around the year 2003 I had physics in school and we discussed relativity. The teacher said that the speed of light is constant and can never be exceeded.

I asked him how he could be sure that this could be true in all the universe, is it not possible that aliens in another galaxy have different physics than we do?
It is just that since we have our physics where light travels at about 300 000km/s we cannot percive anything else since nothing travels faster than that here.

He said that what I said was impossible and stupid.

That same year a scientist came up with apporximatly the same idea. Most of science reacted like my teacher though. But recently there has been some evidence that this COULD be true!

Fuck I had a good theory, and I did not think more about it until I listened to the book "13 things that don't make sense. By Michael Brooks" A light science book focusing on the incomplete parts of relativity and Qauntum mechanics. And the lack of a grand unifying theory.

This ever happened to you guys?
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alice-hime Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
You'll get that in science. Some people understand the limitations and other people like to pretend they don't exist. Science is basically human observation, but if humans aren't 100% unbiased perfect observers, their observations will always be slightly flawed... Plus, it's pretty well known that there are a lot of things in space science can't explain just yet...
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TheMarcher Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes and the is a buttload of good and bad theories out there. It will fun to se what happens in the next 20 years or so...
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DoctorV23 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Here's something for your teacher: [link]
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TheMarcher Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is very interesting I will keep an eye open for developments!
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MrBonecracker Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it was corrected a very short time after the experiment. (it is even mentioned just below the main article...)
no matter can move faster than light.
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TheMarcher Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I only read the main article...

Well, it was not unexpected after all.

I started this threat with the notion that it is a possibility that the constants have been slightly different in the past.
I had an idea a long time ago and when I heard that some scientists now are working on a very similar idea I just remembered that one time when I got shot down in front of a whole class.
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LeapingLela Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should have quoted Adam Savage and said, "I reject your reality and substitute it with my own!"
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TheMarcher Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a good quote!
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ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe they can't unify relativity with quantum theory because one of them is wrong, or maybe both of them are. They must at least be incomplete. Never give up on a thought just because a teacher tells you to. Many teachers have ego problems and never like to be questioned especially by a student. A theory without some predictive usefulness or experimentation to back it up though is just a belief.
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TheMarcher Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I have no means to experiment I just have time to imagine. But that is how Einstein did it while bored at the Bern patent office =) (No implication I am as smart as Einstein here...)
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