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Re: starship-design: stuff

>Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 10:40:54 -0500
>To: Paul Anderson <madhobbyist@geeky1.ebtech.net>
>From: "Ward R. Goodwin Jr." <wardish@mtinter.net>
>Subject: Re: starship-design: stuff
>In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980109231757.472C-100000@geeky1.ebtech.net>
>References: <Pine.A32.3.91.980109235425.32560A-100000@alf.zfn.uni-bremen.de>
>I believe there was research that showed humans without external time
references tended toward a 26 hour day.  I recall some of the "humans
didn't originate on earth" used this as a basis for some of their arguments.
>You can of course make of it what you will.
>At 11:22 PM 1/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, Christoph Kulmann wrote:
>>> All this is controlled by several "clocks" inside our brains. If you 
>>> destroy these clocks, an organism would live without even the very 
>>> FEELING of time - it would live in a permanent PRESENT. 
>>I beleive that the bodies processes are governed by when they must be
>>done(i.e. you only breathe when you need more air, your heart only beats
>>when body parts require more blood, etc.).  However, I do intend to
>>perform an experiment to confirm or deny my theories.  I propose locking a
>>person, alone, in a room for a day.  This room would be very plain, empty
>>of any furniture except a chair and table, and there would be a large
>>clock on the wall.  The clock would be slowed so that 1 of it's seconds
>>would pass for every two outside.  If a person where in such a situation,
>>it would be easy for them to adjust and perceive time at a slower rate.
>>It would be a most interesting experiment.  TTYL!
>>Paul Anderson
>>Hacker, Mad Scientist, Machinist, Publisher, and Author
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