John Stafford wrote: > In article <PM00048C36830E5A2E@aca211af.ipt.aol.com>, > jmfbahciv <See.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> [spit a newsgroup] >> >> John Stafford wrote: >> >> <snip> >> >> > I found a photo in Roger Penrose's _ Emperor's New Mind_, page 564 in >> > our library copy. It is early, and different from the later >> > representations. If you surf for "penrose aluminum-manganese alloy" >> > (sans quotes), you should come up with some good information. >> > >> > I struggle to follow Penrose, but that's my shortcoming. He's a very >> > good instructor and writer. >> >> I never made it through the third chapter of that book; it always >> ended up being thrown against the wall. Some day I'll try to >> read it again. >> >> /BAH > > I had a similar reaction to Tipler's _Omega Point_. Somewhere past the > center of the book he wrote, "Now I ask the reader to suspend > disbelief". I threw it out on the lawn and emptied a shotgun into it, > and followed with 7 .45 ACP rounds. Then I sent the book to my Brother > (a publisher) as a review. He sent it back to be signed!
I am able to suspend disbelief. I am unable to condone fairy tales first thing to prepare in making a point, especially in a book aimed at an inexperienced audience.
Hadn't heard of _Omega Point_ so I can't tell if you're kooky :-).
> > (No worries folks, I lived so far from civilization nobody heard the > shots - so just imagine they never occurred.)