Comments: Au revoir, and a last post

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I wish you well, Philip, and hope to see you back in time.

Am I correct in assuming that this is goodbye for Philip alone? Please tell me that Colossus is not going away completely!

Posted by Rhymes With Right at April 25, 2006 07:13 PM

Why I am not shocked that the Air Force is now openly proposing/introducing (revealing) the type of technology only thought possible in fantasy.

The most brilliant minds in academia to ever theorize this concept also roundly dismissed it as being practically conceivable only after eons human of technological development beyond present day.

Academia and military aside, one specific group of people not only believed that this precise concept was possible but that it is in fact a present-day reality. It is those convinced by decades of evidence that the U.S. Government has conducted covert activities to reverse-engineer extraterrestrial craft somehow in its possession.

I mean give me a break ... suddenly, out of nowhere, a quantum leap by the Air Force embracing the realm of science fiction and only 5 years off????

It stands to reason that the Air Force is now making this an actual program not because human ingenuity figured out how we can do it but rather how it can be copied using present day technology. This leap forward is so truly quantum it is only rationally possible by reverse, not forward, engineering.

It's kind of like if you found a hypothetical caveman using a laptop would you sooner believe:

1) He fabricated it from scratch completely unaided with nothing more than cave tools and then somehow made it work in every way we know a laptop can in 21st century terms.

2) He somehow 'came upon' the laptop in a pre-existing state and then figured it out.

3) He simultaneously came upon the laptop and its owner/user from whom he was able to learn how to use it and eventually obtain the tools to copy it.

While they are all fantastic # 3 is the most logical probability.

If the AF has interstellar vehicles anywhere near the drawing board you bet your ass it isn't cause they figured out how to step out of the cave with a laptop design in hand.

It's simply too much of a leap from our modern history of blasting rockets into orbit and tweaking terrestrial jet aircraft.

Nah, it has to be that the UFO movement has been right all along.

Posted by Roswell at April 26, 2006 04:54 AM