Particles Traveling Faster Than the Speed of Light Measured at CERN
The scientists at CERN have discovered a rather peculiar anomaly in one of their experimental results.
The physics world is abuzz with news that a group of European physicists plans to announce Friday that it has clocked a burst of subatomic particles known as neutrinos breaking the cosmic speed limit — the speed of light — that was set by Albert Einstein in 1905.
If true, it is a result that would change the world. But that “if” is enormous.
It’s a very mind-boggling result, and it shows that science, rather than religion, continues to be the pioneer in bringing up (and hopefully answering) questions about our universe and our very existence. I’ve always been annoyed at people who ask me, “so if you don’t believe in God, how do you think everything came into existence?” It’s a very silly question because religious people know no more than atheists (but yet they pretend to know that everything poofed into existence from an undetectable supernatural entity whose origins are never explained).
The complete and total superiority of secular, scientific methods of knowing are shown once again. Let’s congratulate the scientists at CERN for actually doing the hard work of figuring out the deep mysteries of the universe, rather than arguing about books written in a desert.
Posted on September 24, 2011, in Religion, Science and tagged albert einstein, big bang, CERN, existence of the universe, faster than light, neutrino, theory of relativity. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.