The story is all over the Internet: Einstein may have been wrong! E=MC2 may not explain Nature and the Universe.
The reason? The “C” is not a constant. “C” represents the speed of light, according to Einstein, the fastest particle or wave, in the Universe, and, hence a “Constant.”
A “Constant” is a real part of the Universe which is immutable. It cannot change. It is like a one meter ruler. All things can be measured with the known speed of light.
But, now we have learned that the speed of light is not a Constant. A speedier particle has been found, the Neutrino, and the Constant has disappeared.
A MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM
Mankind, which is only a short period of time away from being apes, had decided in the form of Einstein, that it could describe the entire universe, Nature as a totality, in a mathematical formula. It was an utterly absurd pretension by the elite scientists of the world to presume an ape based brain could describe the infinite variations of nature and concretize that description into a mathematical formula.
This absurd presumption completely ignored the fact that mathematics itself has no logical foundation and is nothing more than a “Game Theory.”
Within a short period of time, another description of the universe in the sub-atomic area came into being. This area was known as Quantum Mechanics and it differed entirely from the General Relativity described by Einstein.
For the last Century, physicists have been trying to reconcile the mathematical descriptions of the two areas of the Universe, and they could not and they will not.
The Universe is far beyond the capacity of ape based minds to understand, or even lightly grasp. One need only watch clouds as they move in the sky to realize the infinite variation of the incalculable pieces of this Divine Creation.
We don’t know and we won’t know. If we can simply understand that we will have taken a step forward.