[log in to unmask] writes: >I recall a SF novel (and a ST(NG? episode) that dealt with a planet >orbiting >its primary so quickly that in earth/ship time of one hour or so, life on >the planet went from stone to bronze age; after another hour they were >developing rockets. Well, that was a ST Voyager episode as I remember it. It was something like every minute was a couple of days or maybe years (i forget the specifics) there. By the end of the episode (a few days) the planet had reached a level of tech equal to Voyager. Voyager also appeared as a star in their sky. __________________________ Communication is not just words, communication is...architecture because of course it is quite obvious that the house that would be built without that desire, that desire to communicate, would not look as your house does today.