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 --