Re: speed of light
Sat, 13 Nov 1999 06:40:34 EST

You all may be interested to know that John D. Barrow (who with F. J. Tipler
wrote, _The Anthropic Principle_ in 1986) wrote a feature article in _New
Scientist_ (July 24, 1999) entitled "Is nothing sacred?"

The lead-in to the article states, "Call it heresy, but all the big
cosmological problems will simply melt away, if you break one rule, says John
D. Barrow--the rule that says the speed of light never varies."

In one place Barrow writes, "The simplicity of this new model [the varying
light speed hypothesis] and the strikinng nature of its predictions suggest
that we should invstigate it more seriously."