What annoys me is that humans are the only species on the planet that are denied the right to change their environment in this way. When we do it it's "unnatural" and "destroying our environment" when any other species a "marvel of nature".
Wanna know why? It's because (in general) they have a culture of working fucking hard and achieving things. If you have that, you don't need 'affirmative action' or any other kind of hand-me-down or pick-me-up. You get there under your own goddamn steam.
Bill Gates didn't drop out of college to bum around and smoke weed, he did it because he and Paul Allen had just scored a supply contract for Altair BASIC.
Getting a PhD does pidgeon-hole you as a bit of an academic, though. It's not always necessarily an asset when applying for a job.
I have one here, on this blank sheet of paper.
That all makes sense, but it doesn't seem to match up to the observations.
The article says neutrons were observed arriving hours before optical photons, but what you are saying is that photons of high enough energy to become temporary particle pairs should arrive later than lower energy ones, which don't get slowed down by temporarily dropping below c.
If the chance to become a particle pair varies with energy, we ought to see the supernova change colour, starting off shining brightly in the visible spectrum only, then gradually becoming bright at higher and higher energies, as higher energy photons emitted at the same time as lower energy ones arrive progressively later on.