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jwilson at clueland.com
Sun Sep 8 23:03:44 PDT 2013
On Mon, September 9, 2013 00:19, Jerry Friedman wrote:
> Seems reasonable. It's certainly not from increased solar flux. However,
> that would be a LOT of energy. I'd wonder whether anybody at all could
Indeed, the Yesodis don't expect them to survive, which is why they settle
the renewed earth with new people.
> I think that a black hole, even as currently understood, would cool the
> sun if it were significantly cooler than the temperature of the interior
> of the sun. You can have some fun at <http://xaonon.dyndns.org/hawking/>.
It's really not fair to hold Wolfe to the standards of another 3-4 decades
of theoretical physics. We no longer have the expectation of transcending
space and dimension as when the Book was being written.
> Wait, I thought the black beans grew into the sea monsters, which is why
> the woman had to throw them into the sea (instead of just dropping them on
> the ground) to make them effective. Robert Borski speculated along these
> Anyway, it would make literary sense if whoever or whatever made the sun
> cool also stopped plate tectonics (if it's stopped), and if the process
> that fixed one also fixed the other.
I think it's a stretch when she throws them on the *sun*'s grave.
Jeff Wilson - < jwilson at clueland.com >
A&M Texarkana Computational Intelligence Lab
< http://www.tamut.edu/cil >
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