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Posted by Whittier on January 19, 2004 00:52:20 UTC

Hi Mr. Morris:
Welcome! Although I am not the judge, I think,'What a great topic!'
Mr. Morris wrote (excerpted):
relativity's local time dilation when travelling at great speeds, close to c. My feeling is that this could be an indicator that higher intelligence was almost pre planned (snip) ...I cannot see how time dilation is necessary
in the physics model, unless it is there to
specifically allow living things to travel huge distances in light years without getting much older."
1) Considering relativity along with purpose (teleology) is a kind of science fiction-- and if carefully limited to the science (no characters or setting are needed) discussion in this speculative mode is pertinent to this forum.
a) If the universe is designed by intelligence, I agree with your idea that the speed of light would be considered in terms of its containment of human travel and aspiration.
b) If the universe were merely a medium from which intelligence is emerging, then “c” will be a luminous threshold for future culture.
“Post-c” cultures will have different problems than our own, such as problems of boundaries and how to “pass time.”
c) What if some cultures in the universe are “Post-c” already? Does it necessarily follow that they are more highly intelligent that you or I, either in dealing with complex logistical or emotional/social issues?
Michael Morris wrote:
Ok, Im not a scientist, so maybe some of my
facts are slightly off..."

2) Which of your facts do think are slightly off?
In what sense do you consider yourself not to be a scientist?
(While some on this forum implied you must have a PhD to be a scientist, some of the same have used inaccurate facts with self-impunity in that when corrected they sometimes gave in to the temptation to stand upon their credentials rather than discussing those facts.
Anyway, is not a forum a place to fix both fact and theory?

Warm regards,

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