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Re: Laws Of Physics

From: Larry Hatch <larry.nul>
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 03:48:32 -0800
Archived: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 05:58:25 -0500
Subject: Re: Laws Of Physics

>From: Jim Speiser <jimspeiser.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 21:44:17 -0700
>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002

>>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 15:21:32 EST
>>Subject: Re: Filer's Files #45 - 2002


>>>If the explanation is an absolute embarrasement,

>>Yeah, like the probability that these were flying saucers which
>>reversed their direction instantly at hundreds or thousands of
>>miles per hour without violating the laws of physics _is not an

>>Or that bright meteors, a significant known cause of many IFOs
>>over the past 55 years, are less likely to have been the cause?

>I have to ask, which is more likely to be able to violate the
>laws of physics (as we know them), a meteor, or a product of an
>advanced technology?

>Just asking...

Hello Jim:

I would put this a little differently.

As I see it, _nothing_ violates the laws of physics. Nothing at
all. If enough experimental evidence piles up, then (honest)
physicists are compelled to reformulate the 'laws'! This usually
takes a generation or so; physicists (like classical
musicians) are a conservative crowd!

What we have are 'models' of the real world or universe. These
models are all subject to revision, though that is slow in

I like to talk about gravity, because it may pertain to the
reported behavior of UFOs. What physics knows about gravity is
analogous (as I see it) to what physics knew about electricity
say 150 years ago. In those old days, they knew all about ohms
law. The telegraph and (soon) electric lights changed the world.
All the basic math was in place, but _nobody_ knew what
electricity actually was!

The 'electron' was finally isolated, its charge measured etc. in
the early 20th century. Nobody has done that with the
hypothetical 'graviton', and for good reason! Gravity is the
weakest force in nature we know of, by many orders of magnitude.

Maybe 150 years from now, earthlings will manipulate gravitons
like playing cards. Then we will have our own flying saucers and
other nifty vehicles.

For those less patient, there are the ravings of the religious,
the occult, the new-age, the mystic... [burp!]. I prefer the
sadly slow but diligent work of science. Nobody has produced
better more credible results.

Nothing I know of breaks the rules.

We just don't know all the rules yet!

Best wishes

- Larry Hatch

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