Fox News - By proving that even a single photon must obey Einstein's theory that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, Hong Kong physicists believe they have debunked the idea of time travel once and for all. A Hong Kong University of Science and Technology research team led by Du Shengwang said they had proved that a single photon, or unit of light, "obeys the traffic law of the universe." "Einstein claimed that the speed of light was the traffic law of the universe or in simple language, nothing can travel faster than light," the university said on its website. "Professor Du's study demonstrates that a single photon, the fundamental quanta of light, also obeys the traffic law of the universe just like classical EM (electromagnetic) waves." The possibility of time travel was raised 10 years ago when scientists discovered superluminal -- or faster-than-light -- propagation of optical pulses in some specific medium, the team said. If Shengwang and his team are correct, that possibility is now no more than ancient history.
As a general rule of thumb I tend to believe anything portrayed by "mad scientists" in sci-fi movies is just fictional. Which is why I'd strongly encourage this team of "scientists" to not waste their time proving to me that Frankenstein's monster is an impossibility...It's ok, I already understand that's not real, go work on a real problem like Aids, or see if their is a scientific solution to this debt ceiling debacle.
Here's the thing, these guys might be geniuses, far smarter than I can ever imagine, but I'd rather be of slightly above average intelligence (yea, I'm confident) with common sense, than a genius that's dumb as a brick when it comes to normal real life shit. I just feel like these brainiacs spend an inordinate amount of time proving out or dispelling ridiculous theories that, quite frankly, none of us regular people give a shit about...mostly because they're not important at all.
For example, I'm not contributing shit to society via this blog, but then again, even if I wasn't doing this, I'd really have nothing extra to offer, just a couple of extra free hours a day. But for you're average super nerd that's not the case. These guys are directly harming our existence by not putting their talents to actual work that could be of some good to all of us.
And if that makes me greedy or selfish, well, that's nothing new.