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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Blue as Ushas - long
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 10:19:02 -0600

Don posits:
The Whorl left from Urth in the Age of the
Monarch and the only way it could end up in the time of Ushas is for it to
travel faster than light.  The argument is that there is not any good
evidence, circumstantial or otherwise, to claim that it did.  Not so.  I did
some very cursory study of faster than light travel and one of the
theoretical occurences when something goes ftl is that time stops.  This
happens on the first page (god, I love Wolfe) on Nightside of the Long Sun.
When Silk is enlightened, he is aware that time has stopped.

Crush responds:
I'm really not qualified to say much about your other arguments (except that
I am intrigued by your "longfather" tie-in) but on *this* I'm have problem.

Silk is not only "aware" that Time has stopped. He says he was *outside*
Time. The speed in which Time is moving at the "time" of his enlightenment
is irrelevant to him since such differences only matters from the
perspective of persons *in* Time. So the Time stoppage for Silk doesn't tell
us anything either way.
-- Crush


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