Originally posted by Gazrok...such as why the beam scorched the bed and ceiling, when it supposedly worked by phasing him
through...seems that the heat would have affected him as well...
Could it possibly be that the devices used by the aliens for the "phase-shifting" of biological matter causes excessive heat to be generated from
the organism itself?...In the same way, the organism is rendered immune *to* the excess heat *because* it's the matter being altered?
Think of the 3 different states that water can obtain: Gaseous, liquid or solid. In each of the seperate states, the actual molecular *structure* of
the water remains the same, but in the gaseous state (steam) it radiates heat but in the solid state (ice) it radiates cold. but in *any* of those 3
states, it's *still water*.
The alien "phasing device" could be doing something similar to the biological organism as what water can do in its gaseous state...As steam can pass
through solid matter that's either porous or if contains cracks that the steam could "squeeze through", perhaps the phasing device speeds up the
molecular vibrational patterns of the organism so that its molecules simply vibrate through the spaces between the molecules of the solid matter
(floors, ceilings, whatever)
Of course, this idea goes into the realm of science fiction from the perspective of Earth-bound levels of technology & Earth-known laws of
[Edited on 7-3-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]