Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Merry and like/Dysen Sphere cultures seasons/Holy Days

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 28, 1999, 23:24
Am 12/28 16:41  Nik Taylor yscrifef:

> I don't think that there WOULD be any seasons. There'd probably be a > constant climate. And actually, I've read that a Dyson's sphere would > be unstable without some sort of artificial stablizers, if one side, for > whatever reason, became closer, it would tend to continue approaching, > and the sphere would be more and more off-center, until tidal forces > ripped it apart, so some sort of mechanism would have to keep it > stable. The upshot would be that it would have to be kept perfectly > centered on the sun, i.e., no seasons. >
Which also suggests that to the inhabitants increasing seasonal variation would be a sign of the end of the world. - andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus "Piskie, Piskie, say Amen Doon on your knees and up agen." "Presbie, Presbie, dinna bend; Sit ye doon on mon's chief end." - Attributions unknown.