Magical Realist No wonder you understand nothing, you can't even understand a simple declarative sentence. "I taught physics for 30 years." does not say anything about my teaching being 30 years ago, now does it? It's a common problem in your posts. And it indicates a certain level of cognitive problems, overall. And all the refresher courses I had to take in those 30 years kept me up to date. Besides, I read all the literature about what's going on in science, especially Astronomy and Cosmology. I may not know it all, but I certainly know much more than you do. Cyperium Actually, the speeds we are ever likely to reach will not be noticeably faster unless you are the navigator, marking it on a map. When we look through a telescope at long distances the things we see are travelling away from you at some fraction of light speed, but unless you measured the red shift with an instrument you could not see that speed. Only at the furthest distances would the light be noticeably redder. Unless you were travelling at 75% plus you really wouldn't notice the difference, except that your total transit time(subjective)would be less. This effect IS an illusion to the Universe at large, because the only one experiencing the effect is you and it is only subjective to your frame. Even subjectively, you do not see yourself as travelling above light speed, ever. And anyone smart enough to create the craft in the first place would know that it was time dilation, not superluminal speed. GrumpyPlease Register or Log in to view the hidden image!