Friday 23 September 2011

Faster than the speed of light?

Scientists have clocked neutrinos breaking the universal speed limit. That's three points on their licence at least and possibly some re-education. Goodness only knows how much it will cost to update all the speed cameras.

It's only a matter of time now before the nutters appear, claiming to see the hand of god in all this, mocking our clumsy attempts to discover the secrets of the universe without an imaginary friend to hold our hands. This'll be the same god with so little to do and so much time on his hands that he planted bits of dinosaur here and there and so limited in imagination that he handed out commandments carved in lumps of rock. We have much to learn from such wisdom. [insert roll-eyes smiley here].

In a superb soundbite, Subir Sarkar, head of particle astrophysics at Oxford University said "Cause cannot come after effect and that is absolutely fundamental to our construction of the physical universe. If we do not have causality, we are buggered."

But there is good news here because maybe, just maybe, this ushers in the future (or is past?) possibility of time travel!

And if that's the case I'm sending somebody back to kill Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. Your Majesty, might I be humbly permitted to suggest the gang from South Park for this task. After all, they do manage to Kill Kenny most weeks !