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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: TheOtherDave 08 January 2013 02:56:30PM *  0 points [-]

We don't know that the effect is superluminal; it's equally consistent with the idea that stars throughout the night sky were modified starting millenia ago so that when the light arrived in the region that earth is traversing right now it formed a regular pattern. (Though there's no particular reason I can see to reject the theory that the effect is superluminal, either.)

Comment author: MugaSofer 08 January 2013 03:03:23PM -1 points [-]

Whoops, you're right.