Subject: Re: My favorite: How about "Door Into Summer"?
Date: Fri, 20 August 1999 04:52 PM EDT
I guess I have to read the book?
Michael Welborn, Capt, USAF
U of O class of 91, Go Ducks
Tian Harter <firstname.lastname@example.orgCheese> wrote in message
> John S. wrote about Door Into Summer by R. A. Heinlein:
> >And it's one of the better illustrations of the "closed-loop" concept of
> >how time travel would work. No inconsistencies possible, but that doesn't
> >preclude closed loops, any more than they are precluded in your hi-fi
> I must agree with you there. I like the interpretation of what is possible
> in that book so much that I loaned my copy of it to a coworker while
> I was at AOL and asked her to read it. I was glad to hear she liked it. Her
> understanding of reality was one of my best "anchor points" while I was
> I've thought a lot about that concept of reality. I finally realized that
> the problem with old versions of religion is that they don't properly
> account for such concepts as "inter generational equity." They assume
> "as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be," without paying
> attention to the fact that what we do changes what our children get.
> How do you give fair opportunity to those who come after? My answer
> is to ask only reasonable things of us. For example, on 2/25/1999, the
> woman mentioned above and I drove from one end of Innovation
> Drive in Irvine, CA to the other and back in her green Miata, which at
> the time had 1740 miles on it. At the time we had just seen Waking
> Ned Divine, a reasonable "synchronizing event."
> Another time I went to a Boycott Shell organizing meeting in the
> oldest continuously occupied church in Orange County, CA. After
> the core of the meeting a "Mackerel Eater" found a copy of Door Into
> Summer in a box of old books and decided to take it home with him.
> I was glad to give him a testimonial on how good it was.
> Tian Harter
> Caution: Be careful what you ask for, you might get it.