High Strangeness: On the Autobahn

Thursday, September 22, 2011

On the Autobahn

Reality bends... and breaks... A team of scientists at CERN have recorded neutrinos traveling faster than light. Protocol seems to demand that I preface any subsequent sentence with, "If this proves to be true..." but, damn, this is too big for protocol.

Ever since that Einstein said so, it's been accepted that nothing, nothing, nothing in the whole entire universe can ever travel faster than the speed of light. But not any more.

SCIENTISTS HAVE BROKEN THE UNIVERSAL SPEED LIMIT... THE UNIVERSE IS A FLIPPING AUTOBAHN!

You know what those cheeky little neutrinos did? They were fired in a beam around an atom-smasher in Switzerland and they showed up at the finish line faster than they were supposed to.

The implications are beyond enormous, but one in particular jumps out at me: the number one argument against alien life forms visiting earth from distant planets has just gone right out the window...

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