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Originally posted by gort51
reply to post by GR1ill3d
I understand what you're saying, but do you honestly believe after only 100 years of flight, 250 or so years of Physics, 3000 or so years of mathematics that there is Nothing further to learn about the physical World/Universe around us?
Originally posted by ipsedixit
Adair's story is completely unbelievable and doesn't stand up to even the scrutiny of a layperson. He tells a great story, the sort of thing that would thrill the reader's of Boy's Own Annual or some such publication for the young.
Nobody goes from building rockets in the automotive garage to launching an 8000 mph. rocket as a student, without getting the attention of JPL or NASA and I don't mean just getting their attention. I mean them taking over the project long before Adair got to 8000 mph.
They would know everything about not only his final rocket but the many prototypes that would have preceeded it in its ascent of the speedometer.
Not only that, but there are numerous other considerations that go into propelling anything at ultra high speeds, considerations that would be well beyond the capacities of the most brilliant rocket scientist ever, and that would require a team of brilliant people and gigantic investments in research.
His story leaves all of this out. It is not believable.
Very interesting, if you don't think about the science aspect of it.
The fact that this "rocket scientist" stated the engine he built at age 17 would eventually attain light speed, or 186,000 miles/sec, reveals the meat of the story to be utterly bogus.
This guy made an error that not even an primary school science teacher would make: to claim that a (mass)ive object could attain the speed of light - which the laws of physics unambiguously state can not occur due to the fact that mass increases exponentially when accelerated close to (c, light speed), more mass requires increasing amounts of energy needed to gain more speed - eventually requiring more energy than what the Universe itself holds, just to move even a tiny hydrogen atom at the speed of light.
originally posted by: BenutzerUnbekannt
Hark at me posting on a very old thread....
I watched a YouTube documentary about "David Adair" and it (/he) enraged me with its sheer awfulness, so had to post.
Either he's just a fictional fraud created for fun or part of some greater nefarious agenda, or he's simply a deluded fantasist who actually believes his own silly story.
In my opinion, there's not a chance any aspect of his ridiculous story is true.
This sort of disinfo nonsense story really grinds my gears; I've heard rednecks phone in to C2CAM and cite the David Adair fantasy story as if it was accepted fact.
Anyway, here endith my timewarp rant.