On 2021-08-09, J Clarke <jclarke...@gmail.com
> When he was younger he really didn't seem to understand
A common affliction of SF writers, back then even more so then
At least we have mostly left behind the "if we accelerate hard
enough we'll break the lightspeed barrier, just like Yeager did"
thinking. Nowadays it's all magic hyperspace and wormholes--which
still does not address the fundamental problem of "relativity,
causality, FTL, pick any two".
Anyway, I can't claim to understand special relativity either (much
less general relativity). I just memorized a few scenarios.
Which brings me to something I have wanted to ask for some time:
The best introduction to special relativity that I ever read was
camouflaged as, of all things, a Star Trek (rec.arts.startrek?)
FAQ. I read it a long time ago, twenty years?, and have been unable
to find it again. Does anybody know what I'm talking about or even
have a copy?
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber na...@mips.inka.de