Most of the theories that attempt to unify quantum and relativistic space assume multiple (7 to 25) additional dimensions that we currently can't detect and for which we have only the most vague of descriptions. Light is the fastest phenomena in the space/time that we know, nothing says that there can't be something faster that we currently can't detect.
The fastest thing currently known. Nothing says that there isn't something faster that we currently can't detect. A century and a half ago we couldn't detect ultraviolet light or cosmic rays, and half a century ago we weren't even sure that neutrinos actually existed.
I suspect you'll see a lot of the same phenomena that Neilson Ratings used to encounter, where people wrote down that they had watched a National Geographic documentary instead of the 'The Man Show' that they actually watched. Probably the count of diary-noted rice cakes would exceed the number of rice cakes manufactured by an order of magnitude.
The speed of light is also by definition the fastest information can travel if that information is carried by light. If the information is carried by some other method, such as sound waves, then the speed of sound is the fastest it can travel. Remember, we can't even measure around 90 percent of the mass and energy in this universe yet. I would be very surprised if we don't eventually find something faster than light, at which point that will be your new speed limit.
Ah. Got it. The part of your post that says, "force projected across the globe is able to provide relief for disaster stricken people" seemed to be central to your argument. That's a $1,000,000,000,000 expense.
I grew up in Michigan. It never gets as cold here in the winter or as hot in the summer as Michigan, the spring is beautiful without melting snowbanks creating lakes of mud, and we actually have FEWER days without seeing the sun here than we did there. I do miss autumn once in a while, which is beautiful in Michigan, but since generally the snow there starts in October I am quite content to do without it.
I've lived in Seattle since 1996 (and 5 years in the '80s) and getting interviews as a techie here has ALWAYS sucked. At times I've had over 200 resumes out and gotten two or three interviews out of it. The OP's experience is not atypical.
Straw men? Where? I don't think that phrase means what you think that it means.
Is this a new Internet meme, that spending a trillion dollars a year on the military is a good thing because it can assist to some tiny degree in disaster relief? This is the third or fourth time I've seen that foolishness paraded around in the last couple of weeks. Realize that for the price the US spends on its military they could just give every person on the planet $140, which for many of those people would double their yearly income.
So a physician or nurse should just go ahead and help the CIA torture some poor goat herder in Gitmo, because they're not 'uniquely clever' and someone else could do it? Sorry, doesn't fly.
If I don't feel something is ethical I won't do it. I don't care if the guy at the next desk over can do it or not, that has no bearing on my decision at all. **I** won't do it because I feel it's wrong.
Good if they had, since now you're likely to see the death toll among the nefarious rise as well. They don't normally become thieves or terrorists because they got bored being rocket scientists.
Nonsense. If they've had one kid and died it's of considerably less negative impact on human evolution than if they had four kids and died.
The Shrub administration kept Senator Kennedy on the no-fly list for years because of a minor 1970s IRA terrorist with a similar name. IIRC, it wasn't until several months after the guy in Ireland was shown to be dead that they finally removed the name from the list.
You obviously have never spent any time in jail, and really obviously have never been in a non-US jail. And you've never followed an international extradition proceeding either, have you? Your "remarkably quick" proceeding rarely happens in less then two weeks, and if the arresting country has any issue at all with any recent US policy it can be stretched out for months.
Slightly traumatic my ass.
You're a bit behind the times. This has been going on for over a decade now.