Huge UFO Sightings in England

Aug 21st, 2007, 11:33 AM
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This reminds me of that Lily Tomlin routine where the lady is receiving info from aliens through her potholders.
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Aug 21st, 2007, 02:45 PM
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And who says you have to exceed C to get around?

Maybe we're being visited by another civilization that's technologically a hundred million years further along than we, and it took their probes a million years to get here at 1% of C.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:00 AM
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"Dr" Harry Willnus says to tell audere this:
(Comes from Filer's files)

We Have Broken the Speed of Light

A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time. According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an object at more than 186,000 miles per second.

However, Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, say they may have breached a key tenet of that theory. The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons - energetic packets of light - travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3 feet apart. Being able to travel faster than the speed of light would lead to a wide variety of bizarre consequences.

For instance, an astronaut moving faster than it would theoretically arrive at a destination before leaving. The scientists were investigating a phenomenon called quantum tunnelling, which allows sub-atomic particles to break apparently unbreakable laws. Dr Nimtz told New Scientist magazine: "For the time being, this is the only violation of special relativity that I know of." Thanks to Telegraph.co UK http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/mai...cispeed116.xml
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:33 AM
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Perhaps we can merge this with the homeopathy thread.
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Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:15 AM
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re: "it would be nice if there were aliens"

I always think of a New Yorker cartoon I saw many years ago. It shows two people up on a hill, looking down on a big city in the distance. Just above the city are some flying saucers, which are shooting flaming deathrays down on the buildings as people flee in terror. One of the observers on the hill turns to the other and says, "So much for our hopes for benign guidance."

When I was a teenager I used to always say I would like to be alive when "people" from other planets contacted us. Of course implicit in that desire was the hope that they'd bring us benign guidance rather than flaming deathrays.
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