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

So you effectively have a spiral of photons/waves travelling away from you at the speed of light in a spiral (if you span 360 and not just across the wall).
I think you are missing the point. Imagine that instead of a spot of light, that it's a projected image of Phar Lap winning the Agua Caliente Handicap in 1932. Clearly it's not Phar Lap, nor is it 1932 and Phar Lap, while a very fast horse indeed, certainly never ran faster than the speed of light. What we are seeing is in our mind. It's metaphysical, not physical. As I said below, possessing neither mass, nor extension.

You are correct in your instinct though. There is no physical "thing" travelling faster than light.

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