perhaps to new µinspirations.¶ Don¶t forget my initial argument about the µdivine¶character that most of our discoveries have. The speed of light from infinite would become measurable. But µmeasurable¶ means demonstrable so relative but not necessarilyfinite. At this turning point of the history of light, its speed would depend on manyfactors, the more important of all being an
space and time. There was nothing toguaranty that the speed of light was a
. Still, there¶s
to guaranty this at present time.
It has never been proven either that the speed of light is constant or that it is the fastest one in the universe.
This is exactly what I call
reductio ad infinitum
(reduction to infinity). Simply, it has never been proven the
and it may never be.
he 2 axioms of Einstein
In Einstein¶s own definitions:1.
The Principle of Relativity: ³The laws by which the states of physical systemsundergo change are not affected, whether these changes of state be referred to the one or the other of two systems in uniform translatory motion relative to each other.´2.
The Principle of Invariant Light Speed ± ³... light is always propagated in emptyspace with a definite velocity [speed]
which is independent of the state of motion of theemitting body.´
(µOntheElectrodynamicsofMovingBodies,¶Albert Einstein, translation in English by GeorgeBarkerJefferyand Wilfrid Perrett, 1923,http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/specrel/www/)
In other words:1) µIf two or more observers are inertial (in uniform motion), then uniformity is whatthey will observe.¶ - Tautology.Q: µAre there
observers in uniform motion?¶2) µThe speed of light is c a constant.¶ - Circular argument.Q: µ
the speed of light is constant?These are called
i.e. µtruths¶ within a system of reasoning, that despite thefact that all propositions within the logical system must be proved or at least be provable,these truths can¶t be proved. I guess Einstein knew all these and it took him about 10