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almirantenaismith at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 20:19:05 GMT 2018
On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 4:57 PM Robert Woodward <robertaw at drizzle.com>
> > On Nov 20, 2018, at 11:26 AM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> > On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 12:47 AM baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> >> is that an emberverse or a vorkosiganverse stroy?
> >> Servus
> >> markus
> >> I love living in a multi-verse, even if most of it is fictional.
> > It was kind of interesting how the emberverse switched from SF-based to
> > pure fantasy, with a gentle flavoring of Arthurian sword.
> It was fantasy from the beginning (_Dies the Fire_). Messing up the gas
> laws requires a Maxwell’s Demon to shepherd each gas molecule in the
> atmosphere (well, perhaps one Maxwell’s Demon could shepherd several gas
> molecules, but there would still be a very large number of them). However,
> stopping metals from conducting electricity is worse. Everything is tied
> together and you can not change one thing. The electrical conductivity of
> metals is emergent behavior of quantum mechanics (I think their ductility
> and even their shine is also that). Unfortunately, chemistry is also the
> emergent behavior of quantum mechanics. Life is emergent behavior of the
> chemistry of carbon atoms (I could go further, but I don’t think I need to).
> "We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
> Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
> Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
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