Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What can be faster than light?

Being a daydreamer in class is not necessarily bad. Many a thing is learned not in class, but outside. And there are things that you learn INSIDE. These things are relatively unique to each individual. This also explains why each person likes to be explained in a particular way. This also explains why parents make better teachers (minus the exceptions please). Some examples of learning "inside" are -- bicycling, math, any art, technique, way of thinking, the list goes on..

So this happened when during the science class the teacher was explaining that nothing is faster than light. My mind went to the flashlight, and the interval between flicking it on and the light hitting the wall. What else happens so fast? I know there is something, I can feel it inside..

How about a rope? You pull one end, and the other end changes position instantaneously. Ha! I had found it. Something (probably) faster than light :)

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  1. Love that first paragraph. Real food for thought.

    What is faster than light? Forgetting things-at least for me.

  2. I believe that what's faster than the speed of light maybe synaptic communication between neurons in the human brain.

  3. I agree with TT, thoughts can travel pretty fast...into the distant future or the past...

  4. Interesting food for thought. I agree, TT has a good one. I think that the calories from chocolate hit my thighs pretty fast, too.

  5. Human reaction time is less than the speed of light and the synaptic pulses responsible for the human body's communication could not exceed the speed of light.

  6. I am sorry but I have to "challenge" your theory.


    Put the rope inside a car and travel from Floral Park to Gaffney and if you maintained an average speed of 60mph (96 kmh) over the course of your journey it would take Rope, around 9.7 hours to get from Floral Park to Gaffney.

    Rope is not faster than light.

    I Won

    Best Wishes

  7. Now I knew that no one else has "challenged" your theory except me.

    Am I the only "genius" here?

    Best Wishes!

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