archive: SETI Sagan: Relativism and Light Speed

SETI Sagan: Relativism and Light Speed

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Wed, 30 Dec 1998 17:30:18 -0500

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>Here's the scoop on warp and hyperdrives:
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>http://www.newscientist.com/nsplus/insight/trek/warp.html
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>http://www.hia.com/pcr/warp.html
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>http://www.eecs.uic.edu/~kjones1/Warp.html
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>http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/1224/mswarp.html
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>http://www.tfminc.com/controlpanel/warpdrive.htm
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>http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~saxton/starwars/hyperspace.html
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>Larry
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>At 02:52 PM 12/30/1998 CST6CDT,3,-, Dave L. Hardenbrook wrote:
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>>At 08:33 AM 12/29/98 CST6CDT,3,-1,, Larry Klaes wrote:
>>>When Carl Sagan was trying to come up with a plausible way for
>>>Ellie Arroway to travel across the galaxy at almost instantaneous speeds
>>>in Contact, without violating the speed of light limit, he consulted with
>>>Kip Thorne, who came up with the idea of artificial cosmic wormholes.
>>
>>Has anyone read "The Physics of Star Trek"? The author of that seems
>>to think warp drives are marginally more plausible than wormholes,
>>whereas it seems to me that wormholes are perfectly plausible given
>>there is a way to hold them open, but warp drives seem very far-fetched
>>to me...
>>
>>
>> -- Dave
>>
>> Dave Hardenbrook, DaveH47@mindspring.com,
>>http://www.mindspring.net/~daveh47/
>>
>> Castles, Castles in the air
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>> Through those castles growing everywhere
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>> You can ride on a laugh you can glide on; Behind every cloud is a star
>> To light your way
>> -- The Bugaloos, "Castles In the Air"
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