The Pool is challenging, because it gives no quarter and kisses no rings.
This is the Special Relativity end of The Pool. It was built by Albert Einstein. It was a great place to swim in the early 1900’s, back when people thought that light was a special category of stuff that explained how everything else behaved.
Unfortunately, most folks are still stuck there, which is tough, because the Special Relativity wing of The Pool has been drained for decades. Why so many people are still wriggling around the tiles, waving arms and kicking feet, is frankly beyond me.
Einstein said the Speed of light is constant, and the upper speed limit could not be exceeded, at all, ever, no way, nuh-uh, nope, don’t even try.
He also said that if you did try to exceed the Speed of light, wonky things start to happen. Cats and dogs would sleep together. Things, especially basketballs, would gain infinite mass. Pizza would stop sticking to the top of the box.
Not so fast. (pun)
What he failed to realize is that light is not special at all. It is the same as all other wavy stuff we experience all day, every day, like sound and waves on a pond. As such, it makes no sense at all to single light out and use it as a universal standard. It’s just dumb, sorry.
In fact, light is a type of Higgs Chain, and Higgs Chains are scalable fractals, which means that light is a scalable fractal too. When scalable fractals scale, they become variables. This means that all Higgs Chains have dimensioned characteristics, such as speed, that are variable.
It also means that Einstein was really smart 100 years ago, but the party is over.
Higgs Chains have no known upper speed limit, and no known lower speed limit. They do, however, vary with the Dimensional Density of the medium they interact with.
It is therefore dumb to assume that the any speed of anything can be a constant, or immutable.
It kind of sounds like Special Relativity, but it is not, because special relativity did not address variable dimensional density, which is the deal breaker for most of Einstein’s work.
No matter what Einstein said, the speed of light is not a constant. Never has been, never will be.
What you learned about light in school was wrong. It was a fair guess 100 years ago, but it was wrong.
It also means that any theory which is based on Special Relativity is dangerously flawed, or worse.
So, please exercise caution when diving into the Special Relativity section of The Pool.
You are welcome.