From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) contra Summa contra Marcus Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 18:24:51 -0000 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" > system, then, some mechanism must be provided for the motion > away from the Solar system to somehow bring the WHORL back > to the Solar system. It flew in a circle, as Pas/Typhon intended. > II. The genetic objection. > > The life forms of Blue/Green are sufficiently different > from those of Urth that some mechanism must be proposed, > and evidence given, for the production of one from the > other. The life forms of Blue are edible to those of Urth, and vica-versa. On a galactic scale this is 99.99 percent smilarity. . > > III. The chronological objection. I pass. > IV. The objection from gravitation > > This has been discussed to death ... but ... it's very hard > to produce a plausible argument for Green as a satellite of > Blue (even an escaped satellite) without producing tidal > effects of a scale that dwarf those described by Horn. It is not possible that the Blue/Green system could be gravitationally stable. Ergo, it is recent. > Similarly, the failure of Horn to describe any real > difference in weight, trajectory of thrown objects, walking > gait, etc., between the surfaces of Blue, Green, and the 1) The large animals of Green 2) The vast trees of Green Both argue for a low gravity. hartshorn --