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2018-07-31 13:43:34 UTC

Brian Greene: "Special relativity in some sense is surely wrong"

If it is wrong, in any sense, then the underlying premise, Einstein's constant-speed-of-light postulate, is false.

Sabine Hossenfelder: "quantum gravity...incompatible with Special Relativity...we should either long have seen quantum gravitational effects, or Special Relativity must be wrong"

http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2018/07/10-physics-facts-you-should-have.html

The idea is not new:

Joao Magueijo: "Lee [Smolin] and I discussed these paradoxes at great length for many months, starting in January 2001. We would meet in cafés in South Kensington or Holland Park to mull over the problem. THE ROOT OF ALL THE EVIL WAS CLEARLY SPECIAL RELATIVITY. All these paradoxes resulted from well known effects such as length contraction, time dilation, or E=mc^2, all basic predictions of special relativity. And all denied the possibility of establishing a well-defined border, common to all observers, capable of containing new quantum gravitational effects." Faster Than the Speed of Light, p. 250 http://www.amazon.com/Faster-Than-Speed-Light-Speculation/dp/0738205257

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If it is wrong, in any sense, then the underlying premise, Einstein's constant-speed-of-light postulate, is false.

Sabine Hossenfelder: "quantum gravity...incompatible with Special Relativity...we should either long have seen quantum gravitational effects, or Special Relativity must be wrong"

http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2018/07/10-physics-facts-you-should-have.html

The idea is not new:

Joao Magueijo: "Lee [Smolin] and I discussed these paradoxes at great length for many months, starting in January 2001. We would meet in cafés in South Kensington or Holland Park to mull over the problem. THE ROOT OF ALL THE EVIL WAS CLEARLY SPECIAL RELATIVITY. All these paradoxes resulted from well known effects such as length contraction, time dilation, or E=mc^2, all basic predictions of special relativity. And all denied the possibility of establishing a well-defined border, common to all observers, capable of containing new quantum gravitational effects." Faster Than the Speed of Light, p. 250 http://www.amazon.com/Faster-Than-Speed-Light-Speculation/dp/0738205257

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