Life is full of mysteries that leave us wondering and scratching our heads. Lice can also do this. But if you have a question about life, or even about lice, this is your chance to ask it. Just shoot me an email, at TippyGnu [at] gmx.com. Or, if you don’t feel like shooting me, you can ask the question in a comment.
Colin Chappell, famed author of the book about his dog, Who Said I Was Up For Adoption? and celebrated co-author of the novel The Odessa Chronicles, and beloved owner of the semi-dormant blog A Dog’s Life . . . and mine . . . and yours! has an important question to get the gears in our heads grinding.
Just remember, there are no stupid questions. So here’s Colin’s:
Based on the speed of light, and acknowledging the huge distance that some stars are from us, we know that some stars we see no longer exist. i.e. the light has only just reached us, but the star disintegrated years ago…….. so ……….
Given that what we see is governed by the speed of light, then if we travel to the moon and back at twice the speed of light, then a quick trip to a telescope upon our return should show our landing on the moon. Taking that one-step further, if we go to the moon and back at four times the speed of light, then (upon our return) we should see ourselves taking off from earth. What is wrong with this picture?