I believe in Einstien, but many physicists (and folks on A.net) treat his work like limits to scientific belief rather than guidelines to further discoveries, as if science can be treated like religion and anyone who bothers to object is just dumb...
Science evolves, it does not stand firm.
Common sense would say that you would not be able to see anything once you approach light. Consider that if you are in a plane going the speed of sound you can still hear the plane as you are moving with the plane, in space if you are moving near light, you will be able to see the ship you're in as long as there is light from within -- the outside view will slowly approach the path of movement as a receeding circlular view from behind. Once you pass light, you can't see where you are going because you are moving too fast for the light of objects to hit your eyes in the ship, you'll only be able to see objects directly in front, everything else is dead black!
Another duh, is friction in space which would prevent traveling near light all together. There are molecles of H+ in space, just they are about a meter apart in outerspace, while air molecules are 100 nanometer apart on earth at sealevel. The faster you travel, via dynamic pressure, the more drag you will see. The reason that in space our satelites don't fall out of thier near-perfect orbits in because they are travelling too slow to make a difference.
Tell me then if air friction has any basis on you when you walk around or get out of bed? You are circulating are and there is a wake behind you just not strong enough to prevent you from moving. You are moving too slow and have more than enough energy to overcome it.
Moving at 10% light in deep space, you'd probably see the drag equivalent of moving at 2 knots at sea level. Small indeed, but we assume there is no friction in space, which means in addition to whatever force is required to go up to 10% light, we have to funnel an additional x newtons per square meter over the frontal area of the spaceship.
Another consideration, the acidity of space. There are atoms of H+ in space, for the most part, which by the time in runs into the spaceship, reacts with the skin. As you 'fly' in space, the ship collects more and more hydrogen atoms which should be an obvious problem if space becomes viscous at we approach light. The spaceship will deteriorate faster with increasing speed -- this is a serious safety issue is the hull can be breached due to the reaction of highspeed space atmospheric flight.
The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.