The Cinch Review

Particles may travel faster than light

The world of science is abuzz with findings that suggest subatomic particles called neutrinos may have traveled faster than light, contradicting Einstein’s theory that the speed of light was an absolute that could not be exceeded. Fundamental laws of physics? Easy come, easy go. Yet, we’re supposed to believe in an indistinct scientific “consensus” that anthropogenic global warming is an “incontrovertible” fact, despite the constantly shifting shades of theories and data. (We’re talking about weather, for goodness sake!)


Actually it’s no surprise to me at all that certain particles can sometimes travel faster than light. I had proved the same for myself in my kitchen on numerous occasions, but knew I would only get all kinds of aggravating flak if I tried to maintain it publicly. Most recently, it was on opening a bag of smoked almonds that I’d bought at the Trader Joe’s store. Instead of going for a scissors, I pulled it apart from the top seam like a bag of potato chips. In approximately two billionths of half a nanosecond, there were almonds scattered all over the kitchen floor, under the stove, under the refrigerator, and in various nooks and crevices where my dog is still discovering them. Many of them seem to have passed effortlessly through other solid bodies on their way. And way faster than the speed of light. But then I guess it’s nothing unusual for billions to be spent on studies only to prove what we knew already.