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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    Missile Defense

Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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rshow55 - 06:59pm Nov 5, 2002 EST (# 5495 of 5501) Delete Message
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

He's more important than she.

There's a quote from Einstein - who may have been one of the first 1000 people to have the thought-- that goes:

"Explanations should be as simple as possible -- but no simpler . . .

That goes for solutions, too.

Fred's an excellent lawyer - and we could, I think, come up with fine solutions that were just as simple as possible -- and beautiful in their way.

Whether or not the government owes me money is debatable - though I think they do. It is much less debatable that they owe Fred money - with accrued interest. At a rate we'd have to negotiate.

Commondata - The disk isn't as sexy as you'd like - but it is better. I'll send you a copy I happen to have handy, tomorrow.

commondata - 07:28pm Nov 5, 2002 EST (# 5496 of 5501)

Enstein always gets far too much credit. William of Occam, the 14th century logician and Franciscan friar thought "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate" which, as Mazza will tell you, means "Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily." That was a full six centuries before "Explanations should be as simple as possible" and after epochs of its unconcious use.

I'm looking forward to the disk - and let us know how it goes with Fred!

rshow55 - 07:42pm Nov 5, 2002 EST (# 5497 of 5501) Delete Message
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

We'll see how it goes. One way or another, gisterme may have to deal with me - under circumstances where real names are used. Anyway, that's my guess.

I'm going to eat, and watch election returns, but I feel like posting these:

. Playing Know And Tell by JOHN SCHWARTZ


. Debuting: One Spy, Unshaken By GEORGE F. CUSTEN

Sometimes it feels like these excellent pieces have something to do with me.

Playing Know and Tell ends with this word:

" Listen "

Sometimes, it seems to me that people are. I hope so.

rshow55 7/17/02 12:29pm ... rshow55 7/10/02 6:21am
rshow55 6/30/02 9:26am ... rshow55 6/29/02 7:18pm
rshow55 6/25/02 12:07pm ... rshowalt 7/26/02 6:15pm

The things I know, that I am telling, serve the real national interest of the United States of America , and getting them clear is in the interest of all decent people, all over the world.

lchic - 09:44pm Nov 5, 2002 EST (# 5498 of 5501)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

So how did the weak-kneed, apathetic, no-policy, bash-Iraq, tut-tut-NKorea, flagging economy, more of the same, no one of 'difference', no votes for the disenfranchised, etc USA Mid-Terms actually 'go' ... more of the same, swings, indifference, life as usual .... if only there was a big GREEN party to go for .... so it's back to Chad&Dimple counts - is it?

If that guy in Iraq gets 100% ... what's to say those same ballot boxes aren't universal!

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