When we say universal speed limit, we really do mean "universal". If event A occurs then observer B who is four light minutes away from where A occurs has absolutely no way of knowing that event A has happened until those four minutes have passed. In fact, from B's perspective, event A hasn't happened until B can see it; there is no such thing as universal simultaneity.
Imagine some being that cannot perceive light, has no tools to help it do so, but can perceive sound. Wouldn't the speed of sound seem to have the same importance to causality?
still, experiments would be able to confirm that things could move faster than the speed of sound, therefore I think the creatures would not try to associate sound speed with a "universal" speed limit, eventually they could use their devices to measure the speed of light. this has more to do with the 'happy coincidence' that light (in a vacuum) travels at the universal limit c, one of the hardest things about relativity is giving up simultaneity, people don't agree anymore that things happen at the "same time", however, observers will always agree about whether one event COULD have caused another (because nobody can say they happened at the "same time")
The state of medical research today is, basically, full of confirmation bias. Take $10,000,000 + "we think X causes cancer" and you will get, surprise surprise, "proof" that X causes cancer. Why not give a small amount, even 10% of that research money go towards helping alternative medicine practitioners prove that their work is actually effective? We know it it from the millions of satisfied patients, now we just need some money and lab space to prove it. Alt-Med has been growing like gangbusters, its popularity at an all time high: it must work.
I love how this goes from 'medical research clearly has confirmation bias' to 'my idea obviously works I just need money to prove it'
Any private enterprise is good, especially if it does end up creating destructive technologies, because after all, wealth is not work, it's things we produce and can then own.
If I was a betting man, I might wager that this statement was designed to provoke a particular response.
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