Re: eeyore and tigger

From: John Clark (
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 11:07:24 MDT

Spike Jones <> Wrote:

> This sounds too much like a physics teacher arguing that
>heavier-than- air flight is impossible as the Wright Flier passes overhead.

The difference is that heavier than air flight does not become more difficult
as time progresses but an effective anti-Missile system does. Your opponent
is not going to sit on his hands while you build your system and he wouldn't have to
do much to make your life very difficult indeed.

Example: There has been a lot of talk about optical LASERS fired from airplanes,
but if I just buy some paint at Home Depot and paint my warhead white you'll have to
increase the power of your LASER about a hundred times. If I went a little more high tech
and used a non-conductive reflective coating tuned to the frequency of your LASER
you'd have to increase the power many thousands of times.

          John K Clark

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