Superluminal (was, somehow, Re: Eidetic Imaging)

Damien Broderick (
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 12:22:54 +0000

At 11:16 PM 7/20/97 -0400, Curt wrote:
>Anyway, my points is that once you better understand these things, the
>physics way makes more sense. If you really want to understand more, get a
>good book on relativity with some "paradoxes" in it. Think about what
>happens when you have multiple observers, in various places and with various
>speeds. After a while you get a little bit of a handle with how space, time,
>and motion fit together in this odd universe of ours and notions of FTL
>travel/communication start making a lot less sense.

Wise words. On the other hand, look also at some wild alternative
possibilities available within the canonical paradigm, discussed in Paul J.
Nahin's extensively bibliographied book TIME MACHINES, published in 1993
not by Nit-Wit Press but by the American Institute of Physics.

Damien Broderick