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Comment Hmm, isn't SoL already defined as a constant? (Score 1) 314

IANAP (I Am Not A Physicist), but how the heck can they "find a difference in the [constant]" of speed of light? I thought that the speed of light (c, as they taught me to say) was defined to be exactly 299,792,458 m/s. Did somebody one day wake up and go "Aww, some schmuck went ahead and changed the darn definition again" or how exactly does that work?

Is that, like, the equivalent of a Physicist Wiki edit war, but with more committees involved?

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Mr. Cole's Axiom: The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.