Re: low profile

Chris Hind (
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 10:25:05 -0700

> It is important that we use realistic assumptions about the
> conditions of cosmic warfare in our simulations. Since there
> are still many unsolved problems in fundamental physics, I
> suggest we set up several simulations with different
> parameters for weapon technology. There are several relevant
> variables here, such as projectile speed, production cost,
> identifiability of aggressor, technology level required for
> its manufacture, discrimination capabilities ("hurt only the
> bad guys"), etc. Maybe the time is ripe to begin to try to
> really work this out.

Another form of cosmic warfare which I've meantioned in earlier posts on
this list is the concept of sending a ball of strange matter to a star or
planet to convert the entire planet to strange matter due to it being more
stable than ordinary matter. This is something to consider and likely far
easier than nuking a star.