Saturday, October 08, 2011

Gone in 60 Nanoseconds - Charles Krauthammer - National Review Online

On the discovery of those neutrinos moving faster than light....

Gone in 60 Nanoseconds - Charles Krauthammer - National Review Online:

It cannot be. Yet, this is not a couple of guys in a garage peddling cold fusion. This is no crank wheeling a perpetual-motion machine into the patent office. These are the best researchers in the world using the finest measuring instruments, having subjected their data to the highest levels of scrutiny, including six months of cross-checking by 160 scientists from eleven countries.

But there must be some error. Because otherwise everything changes. We shall need a new physics. A new cosmology. New understandings of past and future, of cause and effect. Then shortly and surely, new theologies.

Why? Because you can’t have neutrinos getting kicked out of taverns they have not yet entered.

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