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Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculoso

From: Gunslinger Peat <101653.2205@compuserve.com> [Peter Brookesmith]
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 21:41:52 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 19:46:54 -0400
Subject: Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculoso


The Duke of Mendoza presents his compliments between guffaws.

>Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 20:17:08 +0200 (MET DST)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Henny van der Pluijm <hvdp@worldonline.nl>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculoso

>I eyeballed the date months ago and I phoned the New Scientist
>editors in London. The article was not an April Fools' joke.

If you'd care to post the name of the editor you spoke and the
date you did so, I'll happily cross check this.

>Gunther Nimtz is a real person and has appeared in television
>documentaries.

So has Kermit the Frog. I'm sure Dr/Prof/Herr Nimtz has a sense
of humor too, should he be real.

[snip]

>The argument that ET visitation
>is improbable because such speeds don't exist is obsolete even
>according to present day human science.

Whatever this tangled sentence is supposed to mean, I didn't raise
this issue in my post and am not interested in discussing it in this
connexion. But, for the record, I don't think ET visitation is
improbable because FTL speeds are impossible - and I'm prepared to
accept they are, oddly. As Stan Friedman says, in so many words, if
ET is, or was, living in a nearby star system, all ET needs is the
wherewithal and the determination to travel through space for a few
years to get here. Stan may fall off his chair at hearing it, but
this seems pretty reasonable to me.

>You would have found that
>out had you read some real science magazines.

Perhaps you'd also care to tell me and the rest of the world what I
do and don't read, as you seem to keep pretty sharp tabs on it. I
ask because I tend to forget so easily these days and, like Ed
Stewart, I don't seem to be able to get out of my armchair.

Now, will you tell me how someone can measure the exact speed of
a signal traveling at FTL speeds with instruments that operate at
or less than the speed of light? Or how an EM microwave can travel
at FTL speeds without turning into something different from an
EM microwave?

Have you any idea of how long it takes EM radiation to cross
12cm of space at c? 1/2,500,000,000 of a second. Know any cheap kit
that can measure periods of time like that?

And do please show us all where Snowbird, Utah, that world-renowned
conference center, is on the map. I may want to visit one day.

And do please use the brain the good Lord gave you, just for once.

Yours &c
Polyfilla D. Mangrove
Swamp Light



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