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    Thread: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the RIP
Post: RE: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy a...

And vice versa.
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 7 48 3 hours ago
    Thread: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the RIP
Post: RE: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy a...

I'm fairly sure the archailects would know all about gravitons and their characteristics, even if modosophonts do not. I've also been thinking along these lines too. If communications could be establ...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 7 48 4 hours ago
    Thread: Proof-reading EG
Post: RE: Proof-reading EG

I'd think Unruh radiation would be more likely to be visible near a Void bubble. At high speeds, in the frame of reference of the ship, the universe would appear to emit light, which would be bent aro...
stevebowers Suggestion Box - OA website 929 994,303 Today, 06:29 AM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

Fixed. Thanks!
stevebowers Website and Content Issues 407 3,524 Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Thread: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System
Post: RE: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System

Thanks! Here's a virtually-evolved xenosophont derived from the microbial biosphere on Bara. This is a colonial organism, that evolved in a version of that world which includes extensive floating raf...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 283 Yesterday, 05:37 AM
    Thread: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System
Post: RE: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System

The conundrum that interstellar colonies face is that high population growth is desirable in the first few millennia of a colony's existence, but is less desirable in later eras. Once the system hol...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 283 05-06-2021, 07:44 AM
    Thread: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System
Post: RE: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System

To be honest, I've been concentrating on the latter end of Ran's history. ---------- The gas giant known as Ægir (this is a real world, by the way) will be gradually transformed, first into a Jupite...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 283 05-06-2021, 04:17 AM
    Thread: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System
Post: RE: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System

I think we should attempt to keep the population growth and technology levels fairly low in the early days of this colony, and in the early First Federation ear in general. Later there could be very e...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 283 05-06-2021, 03:58 AM
    Thread: Free Will vs Determinism
Post: RE: Free Will vs Determinism

I tend towards Dennett's view. Even if we don't have free will, we behave exactly as if we do; and in a complex multiverse full of quantum uncertainty, that is closer to the truth than any idea that o...
stevebowers Real Life But OA Relevant 3 105 05-05-2021, 07:44 PM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

That may have been a test article by an editor. Purged.
stevebowers Website and Content Issues 407 3,524 05-04-2021, 05:16 AM
    Thread: Input for book chapter
Post: RE: Input for book chapter

The Visser virtual particle loop storm is supposed to form a barrier between wormholes which form CTCs and those that don't; wormholes that form CTCs will create a loop of virtual particles, and this ...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 14 121 05-04-2021, 02:55 AM
    Thread: Input for book chapter
Post: RE: Input for book chapter

In my story 'Out of the Loop', there is a simple mechanism for travelling between alternate timelines; a time-displaced wormhole. The wormholes link the present to the past - but because there is no ...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 14 121 05-04-2021, 12:46 AM
    Thread: Proof-reading EG
Post: RE: Proof-reading EG

I should have realised that, having corrected other people in the past.
stevebowers Suggestion Box - OA website 929 994,303 05-04-2021, 12:08 AM
    Thread: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4
Post: RE: Possible Revision of Dates for S2-S4

It's not very easy to find, but there is this article that needs expansion; https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/46f96c4a62839
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 141 1,219 05-03-2021, 09:41 PM
    Thread: Input for book chapter
Post: RE: Input for book chapter

I wrote that about ten or fifteen years ago, but I stand by it. Time travel is messy and dangerous. Human-level minds couldn't face the complexity of the implications of closed timelike curves; whethe...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 14 121 05-03-2021, 08:07 PM
    Thread: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System
Post: RE: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System

Here's a slightly hazier Unn image. This planet has a relatively thin atmosphere, but I suppose it is the amount of haze that is important. Mars sometimes looks very hazy, despite a very thin atmosphe...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 283 05-03-2021, 05:10 AM
    Thread: Input for book chapter
Post: RE: Input for book chapter

Time travel is a problematic technology, which would make many aspects of the OA scenario very different. If the physics of wormhole travel allowed time travel, it would necessarily come in one of two...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 14 121 05-03-2021, 02:33 AM
    Thread: Radio telepathy control of animals
Post: RE: Radio telepathy control of animals

According to some estimates, the amount of information passing between the hemispheres of a human brain could be comfortably handled by a present-day wi-fi system. So you could incorporate another per...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 3 50 05-02-2021, 07:11 PM
    Thread: Interstellar Probes Through the Ages
Post: RE: Interstellar Probes Through the Ages

Xi Geminorum is actually located more-or-less away from the centre of the galaxy, in the Galactographic direction known as Rimward.
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 57 591 05-02-2021, 05:00 AM
    Thread: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System
Post: RE: EG - Ran (Epsilon Eridani) System

In this version, Unn is a wet Mars-like world, with a microbial biosphere. Instead of terraforming it, the Ranians decided to accelerate its evolution.
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 283 05-02-2021, 04:52 AM