by Waleis » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:17 pm
by podm » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:18 pm
Dr. Strangelove wrote:*cough* Niven *cough* Pournelle.
by DBTrek » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:27 pm
Waleis wrote:I'm detecting some enmity in this thread...
by Dr. Strangelove » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:31 pm
by Dr. Strangelove » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:50 pm
by DBTrek » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:39 pm
Dr. Strangelove wrote:That's right trek. Keep up the only thing you can contribute. More grief. More animosity. More stress. Drag your bullshit from thread-to-thread.
by Dr. Strangelove » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:03 pm
by Flynn » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:09 pm
by DBTrek » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:17 pm
by Dr. Strangelove » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:19 pm
by Dr. Strangelove » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:30 pm
DBTrek wrote:I don't know what I'd do.
I think that's one of the things that makes it a good story.
If I had a wife and kids back home it would be hard to eradicate myself on account of a stow-away. If I were single and ninety it would be easier.
Probably . . . I'd test the math and try landing us both . . . and hope that some un-considered force (solar wind at my back, thin spot in the atmosphere . . . something) would give me a human-sized margin of error.
. . . which would probaly result in both of our deaths, but at least it's an egalitarian solution.
by The Road Rascal » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:45 am
by Apxeogyg » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:20 am
navy62802 wrote:podm wrote:navy62802 wrote:But back to the OP. I find the anomolies throughout history to be the creepiest thing by far. Anomolies suggest there are parts of human history that have been lost to us.
The creation/purpose of The Great Pyramids and Nazca Lines? What are your picks for historic anomalies? I actually saw some pictures of supposedly "very" ancient ruins in South Africa. I wonder what the studies will reveal. Anyways, you should take a look and tell me what you think..
Well, right off the top of my head, there are the Antikythera Mechanism from ancient Greece and the Baghdad Battery (a few of which have been found in the area around Baghdad) from ancient Iraq. I'm also fascinated with the mathematics and geographical precision buried within the pyramids at Giza. Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe was one of my favorite TV programs when I was a kid.
by DBTrek » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:23 am
by podm » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:56 am
Dr. Strangelove wrote:The Mote in God's Eye