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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Father Inire's Mirrors and Wolfe Physics
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 11:04:05 -0500

Josh said:
> Everyone knows that Leonardo Da Vinci built a mirror thingie like
> this, right? Or at least drew it in a notebook.

Crush bites:
*I* was not aware of this. I googled for it and could only find references
to to da Vinci's "mirror-image script", how he recommended that painters use
a mirror to check their work, and an invention to grind mirrors. It would
not be surprising for Wolfe to have an interest in da Vinci since he was one
of the fathers of modern engineering.

So please elaborate, Josh!

On this and on the subject of how well Wolfe describes technical concepts in
layman's terms, I have picked up a rumor that Father Inire's mirrors operate
by quantum tunneling. Is this true and, if so, can any physics grads
critique how well he justifies this in the famous "fish" explanation"?

-- Crush


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