Talk:660: Sympathy

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Someone might want to fix this - I don't know how. When I click the "next" arrow at the top, instead of taking this page to 661, it opens up an entirely new window for 661. 21:10, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Terry Pratchett made a similar joke to this in Mort: “The only thing known to go faster than ordinary light is monarchy, according to the philosopher Ly Tin Wheedle. He reasoned like this: you can't have more than one king, and tradition demands that there is no gap between kings, so when a king dies the succession must therefore pass to the heir instantaneously. Presumably, he said, there must be some elementary particles -- kingons, or possibly queons -- that do this job, but of course succession sometimes fails if, in mid-flight, they strike an anti-particle, or republicon. His ambitious plans to use his discovery to send messages, involving the careful torturing of a small king in order to modulate the signal, were never fully expanded because, at that point, the bar closed.” 18:50, 7 March 2023 (UTC)

Just commenting to say that "instant" and "moment" are distinctly different measures of time in my view. 12:58, 16 April 2023 (UTC)

I think it's worth noting that it's impossible to save the original brother that way. Any experiment they start now can't send a signal back to before the experiment. Also, to send messages into the spacelike past (times and places that are in the past from every frame of reference), they'd need another person that can feel sibling deaths. DanielLC (talk) 20:38, 31 May 2024 (UTC)