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Alan, You Have Compared The Brilliant Langan To The Wrong Person

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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on September 12, 2002 23:12:54 UTC


I’ve just lost track of an hour or more reading Langan. I’m extremely disappointed that you don't see whose ideas Langan's resemble.

Of course Dick and Langan have models putatively describing (or, dare I say, defining) reality. But comparing Langan's brilliance to Stafford's idiocy is unjust!

Find that link to Yanniru’s article (on the paranormal-interest page, regarding axions), and you’ll see a whole lot more similarities between his train-of-thought and Langan's.


However, I’m here to pat my own back (of course). No, I don’t have any “theory” to offer, but I have independently arrived at something Langan describes as conspansion. Let’s look at one quote from Langan:

>>>”conspansion consists of two alternating phases of matter and energy, inner expansion as an IED (Inner Expansional Domain) at the rate c, and requantization as an event-component. . . apparent “expansion” (from an interior vantage) is actually a relative shrinkage of content (from a global vantage).”

(from )

This is an idea I pushed on Dick (and Alexander) on more than one occasion. Sure, my expression of this paradigm was non-mathematical, but here's an example:

>>>“In my view, time is composed of specific intervals somehow tied to the differential between an object's mass and its motion. . . in some, heretofore undefined way, the universe exerts an inward 'rule' (gravity) and an outward 'rule' (who knows -- expansion?) on everything. The matter/energy duality of matter is somehow commensurate with a differential between (1) a particle submitting to the inward rule, and (2) the particle approaching a sort of 'escape velocity' from the outward rule (c). Space-time intervals are the backdrop against which all matter maintains some sort of balance between these two extremes.”

(from )

Of course I shouldn’t have to tell you how stupid Dick (and Alexander) said this idea was.

Now, I'm not saying I’m as perceptive as Langan (after all, I just posted this very letter within a year-old thread), but I did arrive at my description (quoted above) independently of Langan’s definition of 'conspansion.'

Thanks! :)


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