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Can something move at faster than the speed of light . . . maybe?
Can something move at faster than the speed of light . . . maybe?

Most physicists say that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.
This past year I've been thinking off and on of whether this is absolute.
Here is why I don't believe that the speed of light is limited.

If you take a moving walkway at an airport traveling at 2 mph and put a person running on that walkway at 8 mph, that person is traveling through space at 10 mph. You can prove this by taking a golf cart and drive next to that person at 10 mph and you will match their speed.

If you put that same runner on a passenger plane traveling at 540 mph and have him run from the tail of the plane to the front of the plane he will be traveling through space 548 mph.

Now thinking upon these same ideas in the distant future you have a very large spaceship traveling at the speed of light. A passenger is standing at the very back of the ship and he shines a light towards the front of the ship, wouldn't that light be traveling through space at twice the speed of light?

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