Re: Cheap Shots,

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 13:55:42 MDT

> So there is no such thing as explosives, exothermal chemical reactions, fusion,
> fission, radiation, etc? You are claiming that the only momentum in the universe
> is that which is pre-existing? Thats rather thin.

Michael, Michael, it is beneath you to use arguments easily dismissible
with high-school mathematics. Momentum is a /vector/ quantity. If an
unexploded bomb has zero momentum, the sum of the momentum of every
particle during and after the explosion is also zero /in any given

It is quite possible that momentum conservation might be broken under
some conditions--I'm not up enough on current high-energy physics to
argue that. But you are ducking and weaving here more than Clinton in
a depostition. You are evading the simple and honest admission that
what you claim the Lorrey Drive does violates conservation of momentum
as it is currently understood. It might work nonetheless, and we won't
know until we build one, but you can't evade the fact that it does
violate conservation as proposed.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:13:09 MDT