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#### crystalbreeze32

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##### Speed in Tachyons and the after life - help!
« on: 23/02/2004 00:10:33 »

Hi everyone,

I have found myself more in touch with my spiritual side recently from having read a story that I do not know what to make of. It deals with a spirit on a journey and ends with contact with spirits or aliens from another dimension.

This person talks about speed in tachyons and there is a lot of talk about speed and faster than light travel. Can anyone explain tachyons and what tachyon x 400 times would be in terms of speed?

The whole thing is an amazing journey with over 95,000 visitors having been on this thread in the 4 weeks of its making. It challenges every known thought and does not seek to deride existing cultures or religions. Its a strange story and I would like some answers perhaps not from ghost or alien experts but from spiritualists who are more in touch with this kind of thing.

The link is at newbielink:http://www.birminghamuk/forum [nonactive] and named after Michael Pennington and the 11th plain.

Be warned its up to 160 pages on one of the threads before it changes to 11th plain. Well worth looking at even if its for everyones comments. Not sure what the angle is but its very interesting.

:) :) :)

#### Supercryptid

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##### Re: Speed in Tachyons and the after life - help!
« Reply #1 on: 24/02/2004 04:31:24 »
Well I know what a tachyon is. A tachyon is a hypothetical particle that travels faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. The tachyon is a theoretical construct which was derived from Einstien's relativistic equation governing the mass-increase of objects as they approach light speed. Normally, any particle with mass can only have a solution to the equation which is slower than light.

However, if you work backwards and state the solution as being faster than light, you get a mass value which is 'imaginary', which means that it is a multiple of the square root of -1.
Thus, tachyons would have a mass value which is an imaginary number.

Interestingly, the speed is light is still a barrier to tachyons. Tachyons are predicted to travel faster than the speed of light, but they cannot travel slower than light. This is the exact opposite of normal matter particles.

Tachyons have not been discovered yet, however.

#### Ylide

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##### Re: Speed in Tachyons and the after life - help!
« Reply #2 on: 26/02/2004 04:28:38 »
I always wondered what exactly a tachyon is.  Thanks, SC.

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##### Re: Speed in Tachyons and the after life - help!
« Reply #2 on: 26/02/2004 04:28:38 »