Other Scientists Support My Assertion That Chinese Scientists Didn’t Really Prove Time Travel “Impossible.”

Well, researchers at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have supported my assertion that the announcements about Chinese scientists proving time travel impossible went a little too far.  I’m sure ya’ll remember my previous post about this.

As I had previously mentioned, Chinese scientists had supposedly “proved” that a single photon could not travel faster than the speed of light and this article reported that this meant that they had proven time travel impossible.  I thought this went a little too far.  First off, only some time travel theories are based on faster than light travel.  Second, it is very improbable that physicists prove or disprove anything.  More likely they do research which discounts or supports a particular position.

And now, the scientists at CERN reinforce the position I advocated.  For one thing, their research indicates that neutrinos can possibly travel faster than the speed of light.  This would debunk the position advocated by the article above that the Chinese scientists proved that all faster than light travel possible.  Have the CERN scientists proven it possible?  No, they have research that indicates that neutrinos might be able to.  They have not “proven” that neutrinos can, just as the Chinese scientists had research indicating that single photons couldn’t but had not “proven” such.

In short, what we have here is supporting evidence for my contention that the article above about the Chinese scientists went too far.  People need to be more careful about what they conclude from what they hear.  If you hear some idea about the universe is “proven” or “disproven,” be sceptical.  It is far more likely that the idea has been supported or discounted.  That’s all I’m saying.

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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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1 Response to Other Scientists Support My Assertion That Chinese Scientists Didn’t Really Prove Time Travel “Impossible.”

  1. “The team which found that neutrinos may travel faster than light has carried out an improved version of their experiment – and confirmed the result.”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15791236

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