Reply to post: Re: Faster than light

Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one

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Re: Faster than light

@ anonymous boring coward

There's no fallacy here. A fallacy is a deceptive or misleading argument. You did see the problem though. The spot of light we see is not an object; i.e. it possesses neither mass, nor extension. It's a good one for the pub on Friday night. I usually explain the problem by analogy with a machine gun, rather than a stream of water though. You did rather better than a physicist with a PhD I know :-)

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