Score another for Einstein

Last month, a blog posted on American Thinker reported the news that researchers at the CERN laboratory near Geneva claimed they had recorded neutrinos, a type of tiny particle, traveling faster than the speed of light (186,282 miles per second).  Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity concludes that no particle can travel faster than the speed of light because of the infinite energy required to make that happen.  If it could be shown that neutrinos possessed some special property, the entire physics of matter and energy would require rethinking. But science, if it's not polluted by politics and vast sums of money -- as in the "science" of climate change -- encourages skepticism.  And skeptics may have won the day by showing that, ironically, relativity itself provides the key. To understand the problem, keep in mind that the CERN researchers formulated their results from precise measurements of time (employing synchronized clocks) and distance (to within 20...(Read Full Post)