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From: "Chris" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Wolfe physics
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 05:47:05 +0000

I don't think that's the important point in the generation vs. FTL argument. 
I think a more accurate analogy might be that while the existence of jet 
airplanes do not preclude the existence of triplanes on the same planet, you 
are extremely unlikely to find a jet triplane.

In any event there is very little reason in my mind to equate Tzadkiel's 
ship to the Whorl, or even to posit any relationship between the two. 
Putting an argument together against the possibility seems unnecessary, but 
an ample number of them have been supplied.

-- Civet

>single culture on an entire planet (ala Star Trek); well, how realistic is
>it suppose that the existence of a FTL ship would render generation ships
>obsolete? Even a single one? That would be like saying that after the
>invention of the jet airliner, no one on the same planet would ever think 
>regularly moving freight by train, let alone horse and cart. But neither of
>these conveyances are on the verge of being eliminated.
>I'm not sure this argument really even applies since Tz. moves in and out 
>Time and Space -- sharing the universe with an Urth before Europe 
>America, let alone Typhon's Urth.
>-- Crush

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