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Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 11:47 AM

17. I always liked that idea.

My intuition (and I DO NOT have the math to back it up, so it's not science) is there is no "dimension" of time. The speed of light isn't a maximum speed, it's the ONLY speed. Everything is going at the speed of light, you, me, photons from the sun, our galaxy, and "distant" galaxies.

Our science describes a biologically evolved mode of perception. We're describing stuff the way we see it, stuff that keeps life coherent, and it couldn't be any other way. The universe is a very big place and there are "dimensions" (if you want to call them that) that are invisible to us. In comparison our minds are very small. Thus our models of the universe will always be grossly incomplete.

If "we" ever do exceed the speed of light it won't be as biological beings made of meat, instead we will be some sort of intelligence that can shift its perspective around and we will no longer be human.

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