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Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculoso

From: Jean van Gemert <jeanvg@dds.nl>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 20:05:54 +0100 (MET)
Fwd Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 23:52:04 -0500
Subject: Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculoso

>Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 19:02:34 -0700
>From: Ed Stewart <egs@netcom.com>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculoso

>So, the same mathematics that predicts tachions, also predicts
>that information can't be sent faster than the speed of light.

 No, at most (if the argument is compelling enough, which
 I haven't looked at yet) it would exclude ONLY Tachyons
 from being used for interstellar communication...

>I am surprised that the FTL proponents never have ran into that
>one show stopper regarding the transport of information at
>superluminal speeds

 Because, Mr. Smarty Pants, there's a variety of ideas that
 don't rely on tachyons. In fact, you couldn't use tachyons
 for propulsion anyway!

>> 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?

>Can't be done according to the mathematics. See the FAQ above.

 I haven't seen any mathematics from you, so stating that
 mathematics proves it "can't be done" while you wouldn't
 be able to grasp that math yourself is rather ironic. I
 might also add that I've seen no more than a qualitative
 objection why you can't use tachyons to tell your wife
 you'll be late for dinner. Perhaps there's mathetical
 basis for this, but I'd have to see it first.

 But what's most important here is your extrapolation from
 tachyons to other possible methods to achieve FTL that's
 not supported. Eliminating one possibility doesn't flush
 'em all down the toilet, Ed.

 Jean van Gemert
 Jeanvg@dds.nl, j.v.gemert@tn.fontys.nl
 Eindhoven Polytechnic, Department of Physical Engineering

                    Science, Logic, and the UFO Debate:

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