posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 10:34 AM
reply to post by PhoenixOD
He didn't have a secret. My thinking is if he did have a secret this powerful then he'd know instinctively that it belongs in the hands of humanity,
not his alone.
Ask yourself: What evidence is there? Was this material independently tested?
So my feeling is he's a duck because he quacks, swims, etc...
Carl Sagan said that it's how atoms are put together that makes things special, not which atoms are in them. Maybe this is a clue about the direction
materials science should go?
What if something "big" did happen, and it was released into the public domain?
Anything that's specially powerful can also be used menacingly in the wrong hands. (Anything that's markedly advanced can be dangerous.) Look at
nuclear weapons, for example. That's simply exploiting the power of fission and fusion. Those two physics are extremely powerful but can be equally
deadly. Governments around the world have been scrambling to prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons and spreading of nuclear materials. This has,
indirectly, slowed down the pace that we learn new and useful things about it. I think this will be true for any especially advanced technology.
Our world has a tolerance level for changing sciences and technologies. When you exceed that tolerance, there's unrest. It's like building up pressure
in one spot and eventually getting fireworks. Too much change is like that. Too much change builds up in one spot and a rush of progression happens to
counterbalance it. The result is an explosion of change that disrupts and harms. People conventionally believe that all change is good, but this is
not true. When it happens too fast, it becomes like a speeding train with no brakes. Really, anything in excess is dangerous this way.
So maybe there's a wizard of oz out there that's keeping us all safe from destabilizing sciences. It's the gut reaction of people to let the world
know about these things. But outside the veneer of what's obvious there're concerns for national security. There's a reason to keep secret certain
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