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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#16 - upsyndrome
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Anyone remember a certain great great(x30) nephew that had already figured this out and built the ship?
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User avatar #73 to #16 - emperorofliberty
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The ship doesent move at all, the ship stays where it is and moves the universe around it.
#37 - osboom
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Correct me if I'm wrong, since I'm not a sci guy or anything, but, does a loophole in a theory mean anything?
A theory is just a theory, having a loophole...would that be "real"?
User avatar #38 to #37 - enkmaster
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A "theory" can always be assumed to be true until more, better information is brought forward to shoot it down. You're thinking of a hypothesis, which is just a guess. Think of a theory as fact that changes as we learn.
#41 to #38 - osboom
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Oh, ok thank you...
#27 - felixjarl
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''may''
User avatar #50 - angelusprimus
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oh for godsakes
1: its not a fukken loophole, it works inside the theory
2: it was published in 1992
3: you'd need black matter. Which is purely theoretical at this point
#51 to #50 - iamphoenix
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I'm sure we'll synthesize *********** soon enough.
User avatar #74 to #50 - emperorofliberty
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Negative energy can be easily made
#54 to #50 - DangerToManifold
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the blacks will never matter.
#26 - anonemous
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#45 - anon id: db99101f
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Too bad space-like travel is impossible.
#55 to #45 - DangerToManifold
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............what?
User avatar #34 - bananamilkshake
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"may have found", "theory"
User avatar #39 to #34 - enkmaster
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Again, a theory is assumed to be true until proven false by better information and is supported by all observations. A theory and a hypothesis are not one in the same.

The "theory" of stellar evolution may just be a theory, but it is accepted as fact by the scientific community because all observations support it.
User avatar #40 to #39 - bananamilkshake
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I really could have done without that, but, uh, thanks for the clarification.
User avatar #30 - forgottenmyshorts
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Is the loophole bit supposed to be a pun?
#32 to #30 - thatonesmartdude
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Care to elaborate?
#18 - monkeyyninja
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no ****, op
#15 - bulkheadshot
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Regardless if they found a "loophole" in written laws, its a LAW. Plus, its not general relativity because its objects moving at light speed. Therefore it is special relativity.
But, all matter aside, it is impossible to move past the speed of light.
Imagine this. You are hypothetically moving at the speed of light and you hold up a mirror to take a look at yourself.
If you see yourself, then the light travelling to you from the mirror is moving at twice the speed of light. And the speed of light cant travel faster then the speed of light. So, the speed of light must travel at the same speed. And if it is doing so, you are not moving faster then it. What would end up happening is that time around you would slow down to match the speed of light and you would have a smaller inertial frame of reference.
Because this would happen, your frame would end up being non existent, making you matter with infinite energy. And energy is directly proportional to mass. You would swell up into an object that has infinite mass and no space. Or better yet know as not an actual matterful object.
#17 to #15 - anon id: 217954c2
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There's no known speed limit on how fast space-time can contract or expand, and I do remember reading that at the start of the big bang the universe was, for a few billionths of a second at least, moving faster than the speed of light.
#33 to #17 - funkehfrog
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Yup. This period is known as "inflation".
#24 to #17 - bulkheadshot
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The big bang started at 10^-43 seconds. And that as only because the matter that was condense into it had not already had mass. Therefore it had to travel equal to or faster then the speed of light.
User avatar #21 to #15 - toughactintinactin
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I think im going to listen to the people with the PHD's, you know because they're experts.
User avatar #31 to #15 - djequalizee
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You don't need to travel light speed to bend space/time.
#42 to #15 - anon id: 2596633c
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I believe that this involves altering spacetime around the craft.
#25 to #15 - joefakes
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Special relativity is the limit of General Relativity in flat space. Everything described by Special Relativity can be described by General Relativity, which is why it is 'General'.

Also your reasoning for the not being able to travel the speed of light is completely wrong, as the speed of light is constant in all reference frames, so looking at a mirror moving along with you would function normally at any speed.

If you try to get the mirror to move away from you at the speed of light, you will find that it is impossible as velocities transform according to Lorentz transformations, which has a asymptote at the speed of light.

That is in flat space.

Two properties of space allow for faster than light movement:
1 - The expansion of the Universe allows objects very far apart to have a separation speed greater than the speed of light. This has been observed with distant Galaxies.

2 - Certain solutions to the equations of General Relativity lead to a universe which is not simply connected. Which means seperate points in the universe may be connected. This is what people refer to when they talk about wormholes.