Faster than the speed of light

By: ailsaandlisa

Oct 01 2011

Category: found poem, free verse, poem

1 Comment

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It is something
nobody
was expecting.

The constancy
of the speed of light
essentially underpins
our understanding
of space and time and
causality,
which is the fact that
cause
comes
before
effect.

Cause cannot come
after effect
and that is absolutely fundamental
to our construction of
the physical universe.

If we do not have
causality,
we are
buggered.

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One comment on “Faster than the speed of light”

  1. The words of Subir Sarkar, head of particle theory at Oxford University, in the news article Faster than light particles found, claim scientists. Published on the wonderful verbatim blog, 27 September 2011.


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