Why is c 299,792,458m/s and not some other value?

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Why is c 299,792,458m/s and not some other value?
« Reply #50 on: 03/04/2011 02:38:41 »
Heh.

Hmm, yep, we're all over the map I think. Some, most? Seeing it a as a EM universe if I get it right. Not that its a strange view. Those are the forces we know best I think? And me suspecting that 'gravity' can stand on its own, even though not being any 'force'. As for calling the accepted views for 'mainstream', I think its okay myself to do so. It also helps those that know very little about physics when we do so, it's hard enough understanding the 'mainstream' views I think. Those not mainstream are usually from those knowing some physics, but happily disagreeing :)

And we come in all colors and shapes I'm afraid. Myself I have no real problems with what I know. More than it becomes weirder and weirder the more I wonder about it of course. Alice would have called us all 'Mad Hatters', mainstream or not methinks :)
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Why is c 299,792,458m/s and not some other value?
« Reply #52 on: 03/04/2011 16:44:24 »
Cpt, very good post. Thank you.
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Why is c 299,792,458m/s and not some other value?
« Reply #53 on: 09/04/2011 05:34:32 »
:)

More this issue.

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Why is c 299,792,458m/s and not some other value?
« Reply #54 on: 29/04/2011 19:33:55 »
I started to answer this question but in answering it I realised what I had written was a short theory of time.  It is in new theories under the name of "The Speed of Light is Infinite".  yor_on, I don't think you are going to like this.