[ExI] we stand on the eyeballs of myopic giants
thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Jul 3 20:09:12 UTC 2009
At 11:54 AM 7/3/2009 -0700, spike wrote:
>Lord of the Flies is a little like that, with
>the gift remnant technology being Piggy's glasses. ...
>Golding cheated a bit by having the boys use with Piggy's glasses, but
>eyeglasses cannot focus sunlight sufficiently to start a fire, regardless of
But especially since myopic Piggy's specs were double concave
(negative number) rather than convex, so they'd disperse the light
instead of focusing it.
> > ...IIRC they get their iron from a large meteorite...
>OK then, I'll play along. Assume we start the fire somehow. Here's your
>meteorite, a large one. Now what?
Can't remember, sorry. Farmer comes up with great images but lots of
handwavium to glue them together.
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