So the libero-scientifico-intellegentsiosphere is all running about with their arms waving so frantically they're about to put holes in the leather patches on their tweed jackets. The reason? A recent editorial by Robert Bryce in the prestigious and peer-reviewed Wall Street Journal that threatens to rip apart the very fabric of the scientifico-numerist factiverse.
In addition to the completely valid and not at all disingenuous points Bryce makes in the article is this particularly irksome passage that has raised the collective irks of the science denial denialosphere:
Bryce is, of course, completely correct. If the results of the OPERA experiment are correct and not merely statistical glitch caused by the inherent fallibility of numbers, it proves that General Relativity - and by extension Special Relativity - are both completely and utterly wrong.
Last month, scientists at CERN, the prestigious high-energy physics lab in Switzerland, reported that neutrinos might—repeat, might—travel faster than the speed of light. If serious scientists can question Einstein's theory of relativity, then there must be room for debate about the workings and complexities of the Earth's atmosphere.
And if General and Special Relativity are wrong, all of science is in question and all facts are merely illusions. Just like I've been arguing for years!
Thank you, Robert Bryce, for finally daring to tell the truth about scientific truths!