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    Mozart at Greater than the Speed of Light

    "One central tenet of special relativity theory is that light speed is the greatest speed at which energy, information, signals etc. can be transmitted. In many physics-related internet newsgroups, claims have appeared that recent tunneling experiments show this assumption to be wrong, and that information can indeed be transmitted by speeds faster than that of light - the most prominent example of "information" being a Mozart symphony, having been transmitted with 4.7 times the speed of light."

    I just ran across the above in an article on quantum tunnelling.

    This begs for a snappy rejoinder but I'm at a loss.

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    Re: Mozart at Greater than the Speed of Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas J
    "One central tenet of special relativity theory is that light speed is the greatest speed at which energy, information, signals etc. can be transmitted. In many physics-related internet newsgroups, claims have appeared that recent tunneling experiments show this assumption to be wrong, and that information can indeed be transmitted by speeds faster than that of light - the most prominent example of "information" being a Mozart symphony, having been transmitted with 4.7 times the speed of light."

    I just ran across the above in an article on quantum tunnelling.

    This begs for a snappy rejoinder but I'm at a loss.
    I always understood that the theory of Relativity (which, I have to admit, I haven't read for a long time) was fine with things travelling faster than light, but not at the speed of light, since the mass of anything travelling at the speed of light would be infinite.

    Sorry, that wasn't too snappy. How about, '4.7 times c,' that's only slightly slower than Mozart churned them out!

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    Re: Mozart at Greater than the Speed of Light

    Mozart's Infinite Mass in A Minor
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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    Re: Mozart at Greater than the Speed of Light

    Quote Originally Posted by reberclark
    Mozart's Infinite Mass in A Minor
    LOL!!!.....

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