Alright, so im going to try something new. This is the first in an infinite series of blogs that will one day become finite when i either tire of it or die. I’m going to explain your position in the universe and what you subsequently can and cannot know about whats around you- as well as how you are absorbing this information. I know, i know, it sounds like a massive undertaking, but it all needs to be said because there is SO much bad info about these topics on the internet brought to you by people who have memorized some facts but really have no idea what they are talking about. Stephen Hawking and his ilk included- can you believe these people think there is a smallest element to the universe? Here’s the problem, how about half of one of those elements; comon’ dudes, Zeno made that one impossible thousands of years ago. Wonder what they’d like to call thier smallest unit? How about Atom, that means smallest and unbreakable particle- intellectual elitism breeds some pretty stupid conclusions. God damn, im off topic already and i havnt even started yet. so…
Part one physics:
19th century, some guy (Hippolyte Fizeau) discovers a fairly accurate way to measure the speed of light. puts a rotating mirror up a distance away and fires a light at it. he is able to determine the speed of the light using the distance traveled and the amount of rotation that occurs on the mirror end for the light to be bounced back to its source- of course he needed to fine tune the speed of rotation until a mirror on the rotation devise was perfectly perpendicular to return the light wave.
The big news from this wasn’t the accurate speed of light obtained, but what happened when he pointed his machine in a different direction. Remember that the earth is rotating very quickly. When he fired the light against or with the rotation of the earth he found that he always got the same answer. The conclusion formed from this was that light moves at the same speed in all frames of reference. A seemingly innocent conclusion, but Einstein would come along and, without doing a single experiment, would be able to prove that the universe is absolutely nothing like what we experience. Sparking all the crazy shit we have today about multiple universes and wormholes and warp speed and whathaveyou. so next up, what was Einstein’s deal.