[ExI] Faster than light??

Dennis May dennislmay at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 20:07:26 UTC 2011

I wrote:
> I would not be too concerned about any Earth shattering
> consequences if it were found that neutrinos were found
> to travel slightly faster than the speed of light - or other
> means of signaling faster than light were discovered.

> It would only mean that a variation of Lorentz Ether
> Theory would replace Special
 Relativity in some
> circumstances.  Tachyons and time travel would not be
> a part of such a theory.  Standard LET provides the
> same math and numbers as Special Relativity but it
> can be adapted to supraluminal signaling - whereas
> Special Relativity cannot.

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_ether_theory
Dan Ust wrote:

> And what modifications would you recommend to LET? 
> Is your position currently that some variant of LET is the 
> case or just that LET is better than STR?

I support an aether based relativity.  The Lorentz-Poincaré
idea of what would compose an aether is not the kind of
aether I would support but the basics are there for
expanding and changing the theory for a different kind
of aether theory.  I have discussed this type of aether
elsewhere - primarily on physics_frontier on YahooGroups.
This aether is composed of vast numbers of particles much
much smaller than the smallest known subatomic particles.  
They travel much much faster than the speed of light.  There
is also a sea of very low energy photons in this background.  

Dan Ust wrote: 
> Also, have you read Earman's _World Enough and Space-Time_?


Dennis May 
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