Scientists even Consider Albert Einstein may have been wrong yet Global Warming is a Scientific Fact

Posted by PITHOCRATES - February 25th, 2012

Week in Review

Was the man who gave us ‘energy equals mass times the speed of light squared’ (E=MC2) wrong?  Albert Einstein?  Well, we’re not sure.  But the point is just that.  Even his genius is still being questioned and subjected to rigorous scientific experimentation.  Because that’s what science is.  And what science does (see Was Einstein wrong – or was the cable loose? by Bob Evans in Geneva and Kate Kelland in London posted 2/22/2012 on Reuters).

The world of science was upended last year when an experiment appeared to show one of Einstein’s fundamental theories was wrong – but now the lab behind it says the result could have been caused by a loose cable.

Physicists at the CERN laboratory near Geneva appeared to contradict Albert Einstein last year when they reported that sub-atomic particles called neutrinos could travel fractions of a second faster than light…

Gillies confirmed that a flaw in the GPS system was now suspected as a possible cause for the surprising reading. Further testing was needed before any definite conclusions could be reached, he added.

The faster-than-light finding was recorded when 15,000 neutrino beams were pumped over three years from CERN to an underground Italian laboratory at Gran Sasso near Rome.

The speed of light is approximately 671 miles per hour.  So that’s some exacting science that may have detected something traveling fractions of a second faster than 671 miles per hour.  Even a cop couldn’t measure that ‘excessive’ speed with a radar gun.  To determine whether this excessive speed was a mistake due to a loose cable could take another 3 years of testing.  Just to make sure.  That’s one thing about particle physics.  Being ‘close enough’ or having a ‘consensus’ just doesn’t cut it.  Even when it comes to Albert Einstein.

You know where else ‘close enough’ and ‘consensus’ doesn’t cut it?  In all science except the ‘science’ of global warming.  The only ‘science’ where consensus can make something a scientific fact.


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