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Re: Questions for Abductees

From: Jean van Gemert <jeanvg@dds.nl>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 20:03:55 +0100 (MET)
Fwd Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 23:49:11 -0500
Subject: Re: Questions for Abductees

>Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 13:38:50 -0600 (CST)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Dennis <dstacy@texas.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Questions for Abductees

 [Some snippage...]

>It appears you might also need a gravity well in the form of a
>giant gas planet, placed just so in terms of distance and
>location, the latter acting as a defense shield...

 Am I getting this straight? The argument is that gas
 giants were "placed just so in terms of distance and
 location" because of sheer randomness? If that's the
 idea you (and Davies?) intend to perpetuate, I think
 you might want to iron out a few misunderstandings.

 According to current research in planetary formation,
 the size and composition of the planets is regulated
 pretty much by distance from the central star. Rocky
 planets like Mars of the Earth will, because of this,
 appear in the inner regions of a star system and any
 gaseous giants will condense in the outer regions. No
 "randonmness" involved here, I'm afraid.

 For references see: D. Hughes', "Where Planets Boldly
 Grow," New Scientist, December 1992, pp. 29-33, and
 D. Black's, "Worlds Around Other Stars," Scientific
 American, January 1991, pp. 50-56.

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