20 year old, female, Chemistry major that just wants to make sense of the world.
“You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.”
— Rene Descartes
"Nearly every understanding is gained by a painful struggle in which belief and unbelief are dramatically interwoven. "
--- Leopold Infeld
While we wonder about if the neutrino traveled faster than the speed of light, or if it was a calculation error, consider this:
Telsa had read a book written by Ruđer Bošković's called ” Theoria Philosophiae Naturalis.” He believed that much of Albert Einstein’s relativity theory had already been proposed by Ruđer Bošković 200 years before Einstein’s theory. He stated in an unpublished interview:
"…the relativity theory, by the way, is much older than its present proponents. It was advanced over 200 years ago by my illustrious countryman Ruđer Bošković, the great philosopher, who, notwithstanding other and multifold obligations, wrote a thousand volumes of excellent literature on a vast variety of subjects. Bošković dealt with relativity, including the so-called time-space continuum …" .
He was, however, critical of Einstein’s theory. Tesla argued:
"I hold that space cannot be curved, for the simple reason that it can have no properties. These properties we can only speak of when dealing with matter filling the space. To say that in the presence of large bodies space becomes curved is equivalent to stating that something can act upon nothing. I, for one, refuse to subscribe to such a view. "
Put simply, he thought Einstein’s theory was a bit faulty.
To read about Ruder Boskovic’s work, go here. (link)