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"I just watch it for the science"

Tonight seems like a good night to rant.

Only took 3 episodes for Enterprise to get basic science wrong.

Molecules are not atoms.
Atoms are not molecules.
Compounds are not atoms.
'Spare' neutrons don't poison anyone. Particle weapon beams do.

I guess I can't expect much from the American populace regarding their fears of biological warfare. Shit, they don't even have geeks check their freakin' scripts before they film them!

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cellio
Oct. 12th, 2001 06:39 am (UTC)
The thing *I* was wondering about is how likely shared hallucinations are. Ok, they've all been infected with the local LSD or whatever; why do they all more or less agree on the illusions? (I actually don't know, and have no relevant experience.)

sethcohen
Oct. 12th, 2001 03:19 pm (UTC)
Re:
Never underestimate the power of suggestion.
Also, never underestimate the power of poor scriptwriting. Why should they scare us with several different things when they can scare us with just one?
jasonpollack
Oct. 16th, 2001 08:38 am (UTC)
You Think That's Bad...
On last week's CSI, Grissom states at the top of the episode, while investigating an apparent suicide of someone who fell several stories from a construction site: "Terminal velocity is 9.8 meters per second squared."

Like nails on a blackboard....
sethcohen
Oct. 16th, 2001 09:29 am (UTC)
Re: You Think That's Bad...
"Bones, this man's arm is broken!"
"Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a...sorry, nevermind."

8^)

Today's simple science fact:
After you fall about 5 stories, it doesn't much matter how many more stories you're falling. Ever fall from 50 feet? Didn't think so...
jasonpollack
Oct. 16th, 2001 10:15 am (UTC)
Re: You Think That's Bad...
It matters if you're a cat.
sethcohen
Oct. 16th, 2001 11:15 am (UTC)
Re: You Think That's Bad...
After all these years that you've known me, how often have I been a cat?
jasonpollack
Oct. 16th, 2001 02:33 pm (UTC)
Re: You Think That's Bad...
How often do you fall out of 5th story windows?
sethcohen
Oct. 16th, 2001 02:43 pm (UTC)
Re: You Think That's Bad...
You, my friend, are silly.
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