Science: Inconstant Constant?

A feature of the relativity theory . . . is the absoluteness of the velocity of light. —Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington. The speed of light is perhaps the most fundamental of all the constants of nature. —Dr. Arthur Holly Compton. Speed-of-light . . . that most fundamental constant.—Dr. Robert Andrews Millikan. In a universe torn to metaphysical shreds by conflicting theories as to its nature and origin, with the calm old laws of cause &; effect pushed aside by principles of indeterminance and inanimate free will, with time no longer the placid...

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