August 8, 2002


Black hole theory suggests light is slowing (Hazel Muir, 08 August 02, New Scientist)
One of Einstein's most dearly held concepts - that the speed of light is constant - is looking a little fragile. Physicists in Australia claim there is good reason to think the speed of light has slowed over time.

"Einstein would have absolutely hated this," said Paul Davies of Macquarie University in Sydney. "His entire theory of relativity was founded on the notion that the speed of light is an absolute fixed universal number."

Yeah, well, what the hell--everything's relative. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2002 4:26 PM
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