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Old June 11 2013, 08:43 PM   #31
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Re: A thought about Romulan warp drive...

Your turn to explain why. Otherwise, it's an excellent analogy - the shapes are the same, the efficiency criteria are the same, and we even have the arbitrary tech rule there (wheels/nacelles must be separated from each other with empty space in between or the thing won't move).

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Old June 11 2013, 09:03 PM   #32
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Re: A thought about Romulan warp drive...

Your turn to explain why.
Because it's totally not the same thing. I'm talking about a starship that's big just for the sake of being big and you're talking about SUVs and sedans or whatever.
Otherwise, it's an excellent analogy - the shapes are the same, the efficiency criteria are the same, and we even have the arbitrary tech rule there (wheels/nacelles must be separated from each other with empty space in between or the thing won't move).
Not even remotely, but if makes you happy to think so, be my guest.
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Old June 11 2013, 09:11 PM   #33
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Re: A thought about Romulan warp drive...

I'm talking about a starship that's big just for the sake of being big and you're talking about SUVs
...QED!

You don't seem to grasp the concept of "analogy" too well, it seems. Just substitute "automobile" for "ship" and it's almost exactly the same thing here.

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Old June 11 2013, 09:19 PM   #34
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Re: A thought about Romulan warp drive...

I'm talking about a starship that's big just for the sake of being big and you're talking about SUVs
...QED!
Do you even know what you're talking about?


You don't seem to grasp the concept of "analogy" too well, it seems.
Oh, but I do--in fact, I know a bad one when I see one.
Just substitute "automobile" for "ship" and it's almost exactly the same thing here.
It's not almost exactly the same thing. Not even close to it.
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Old June 11 2013, 09:25 PM   #35
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Re: A thought about Romulan warp drive...

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
I'm talking about a starship that's big just for the sake of being big and you're talking about SUVs
...QED!
Do you even know what you're talking about?
Umm, yes. And I even think I'm being quite funny here.

Just substitute "automobile" for "ship" and it's almost exactly the same thing here.
It's not almost exactly the same thing. Not even close to it.
Is too.

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Old June 11 2013, 09:36 PM   #36
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Re: A thought about Romulan warp drive...

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
...QED!
Do you even know what you're talking about?
Umm, yes. And I even think I'm being quite funny here.
Nah, you aren't.

Just substitute "automobile" for "ship" and it's almost exactly the same thing here.
It's not almost exactly the same thing. Not even close to it.
Is too.
Maybe in another life...
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