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  •  As I Understand It ... (4+ / 0-)

    a warp drive warps or bends the fabric of space locally. So you don't actually go faster, the point you are traveling between become closer together for you. This is part of the Propulsion 101 curriculum at Star Fleet Academy.

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson

    by midnight lurker on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 10:28:42 AM PDT

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    •  ooohhhh, awwwww, you've been to Star Fleet (1+ / 0-)
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      Academy.

      Although I'm skeptical of that claim because in Spelling 101 at Star Fleet Academy, one is taught that the preferred spelling of the institution is Starfleet Academy.

      Unfortunately I dropped out right after learning that and thus remain ignorant about things like warp drive, or even if the "fleet" part of the name means "a group of ships" or "to go fast"

      •  Well, Actually ... (2+ / 0-)
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        I just watch a lot of "Big Bang Theory" reruns.  But I think I'm correct about "warp drive," a sci fi concept that predates Star Trek.

        "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson

        by midnight lurker on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 07:36:38 PM PDT

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        •  In the meantime, I read the Wikipedia (0+ / 0-)

          article on warp drive.

          And quite frankly, it seems like they're just making it up as they go along.  

          In fact I am almost to the point of not believing it exists at all, even in the future (Starfleet Academy coursework notwithstanding).

          Very, very disappointing.

    •  you bend it or break it, you buy it. (2+ / 0-)
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      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 02:03:02 PM PDT

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