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Originally posted by BlackPoison94
Going on.. if it did travel faster than the speed of light...wouldn’t that be time travel?
Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
I don't believe it would be.
According to the way I understand it time began with the big bang.
Originally posted by Anodyne
Nothing that moves through space can move faster than light, however space itself is not bound by this law, and space itself can expand faster than the speed of light.
Now...I can’t really believe that this all occurred at the speed of light...it is my belief that it occurred much much faster...it has to.
Moffat's theory - that the speed of light at the beginning of time was much faster than it is now - provides an answer to some of these cosmology problems.
In the early 1990s Moffat proposed a radical alternative theory: that the speed of light was as much as 30 orders of magnitude faster than its present value just following the big bang. He published a paper on the variable speed of light theory in the early 1990s but his work was essentially ignored. A few years later, João Magueijo, based at Imperial College in London, and his collaborator, Andrew Albrecht of the University of California at Davis, published a paper with a similar idea. Their paper made it into the more prestigious journal, Physical Review D, which had rejected Moffat's paper years earlier. When Moffat learned of this, he contacted Magueijo who, once he realized what had happened, was quick to give Moffat due credit for having first proposed the idea. In fact, Moffat and Magueijo became friends, and Magueijo even devoted a whole chapter to Moffat in his 2002 book Faster Than the Speed of Light. Moffat's work has since been cited much more often in academic journals. Recently, Moffat and Maguieijo published a joint paper on this topic.
In the early 1990s Moffat proposed a radical alternative theory: that the speed of light was faster closer to the time of the big bang. His early calculations suggested that light travelled as much as 1,030 times faster than its present value (186,000 miles per second) just following the explosive beginning of the universe.