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Re: starship-design: FTL and Special Relativity

In a message dated 1/17/00 8:22:25 PM, bfranchuk@jetnet.ab.ca writes:

>FTL is a IMPOSSIBLE problem with Special Relativity. 

Actually thats not true.  Travel AT the speed of light is impossible.  Travel 
FASTER then light just gives weird results in the equations.  Nothing 
impossible, just very strange.

Folks eaither assume that since you can't travel AT a speed you can't get 
faster then that.  But that assumes a uniform acceleratin, which isn't in 
theory nessisary.

Also the idea of time travel implied in FTL freaks a lot of scientists out.