History Headscratchers / DeepImpact

1st Jun '16 9:30:57 PM Rhomega2
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* When Wolf-Biederman was split in two, why wasn't the far larger piece given the much longer name, instead of the opposite? It's only logical.

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* When Wolf-Biederman was split in two, why wasn't the far larger piece given the much longer name, instead of the opposite? It's only logical.logical.
* Why does the President advise the people on the east coast to move away from the floodwaters when the comet hitting Montana is going to kill them all anyway?
23rd May '16 2:14:10 PM Nylsa
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* When Wolf-Biederman was split in two, why wasn't the far larger piece given the much longer name, instead of the opposite? It's only logical.
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* When Wolf-Biederman was split in two, why wasn't the far larger piece given the much longer name, instead of the opposite? It's only logical.
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logical.
6th Mar '16 6:29:15 PM EnterpriseSovereign
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* When Wolf-Biederman was split in two, why wasn't the far larger piece given the much longer name, instead of the opposite? It's only logical.
30th Sep '15 5:32:21 AM LtFedora
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** Plus, it's not like landing the helicopters would have been a good idea. It's unlikely their crews were armed and thus able to deter a mob of scared people trying to escape certain death.
12th Jan '15 6:16:45 PM SharleeD
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** There were soldiers all around the buses to keep the evacuation of the lottery-winners orderly, who were already leery of troublemakers trying to force their way on board. Who's to say the authorities hadn't already warned the chosen families that anyone who got violent would be tossed off the bus and left behind, no matter ''who'' they were?

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** There were soldiers all around the buses to keep the evacuation of the lottery-winners orderly, who were already leery of troublemakers trying to force their way on board. Who's to say the authorities hadn't already warned the chosen families that anyone who got violent would be tossed off the bus and left behind, no matter ''who'' they were?
were or what their excuse?
12th Jan '15 6:16:05 PM SharleeD
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** There were soldiers all around the buses to keep the evacuation of the lottery-winners orderly, who were already leery of troublemakers trying to force their way on board. Who's to say the authorities hadn't already warned the chosen families that anyone who got violent would be tossed off the bus and left behind, no matter ''who'' they were?
22nd Aug '14 6:06:52 AM CrypticMirror
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*** A valid point, but that still doesn't excuse his speeding down the road and the fiery crash he ended up in. Even one day's delay wouldn't have made much difference.
*** What makes you think it's supposed to "excuse his speeding down the road and the fiery crash he ended up in"? It doesn't matter whether he's excused or not. The point is that it's HIS choice. It's HIS character. He's not you. If he'd rather hurry to get this news out as soon as possible (whether from excitement or panic) that's HIS business, not yours.
**** Yes, god forbid we question the reasoning and actions of a character in a dramatic movie we're watching! That's not the point at all! Just sit back and turn off your brain, dammit!
*** Or just acknowledge that you're not the sole arbiter of what every character ever should be doing because you find it "logical"?
22nd Aug '14 6:04:37 AM CrypticMirror
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*** In high stress situations people do not make rational decisions. It is a well documented bug with humanity.


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*** With a TapOnTheHead? Knocking people out does not work like that, you are as liable to kill someone as you are to knock them out. Leo's dad thought his son had a fighting chance of finding Sarah and getting back before the impact, and decided that ThisIsSomethingHesGottoDoHimself.
22nd Aug '14 5:36:15 AM lexii
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** I'm personally surprised Sarah's dad didn't make her get on the bus. I'd have done it if I was her father or even just her brother, even if it meant physically hurting her in the process. I wouldn't sit there and let her be that foolish. I understand her not wanting her to be separated from her family members, but I don't understand her parents' actions.

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** I'm personally surprised Sarah's dad didn't make her get on the bus. I'd have done it if I was her father or even just her brother, even if it meant physically hurting her in the process. I wouldn't sit there and let her be that foolish. I understand her not wanting her to be separated from her family members, but I don't understand her parents' actions.actions.
** Same with Leo's parents -- most dads would have knocked him out, rather than let him head off to face certain death searching for Sarah.
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21st Aug '14 12:18:48 AM Historian1912
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** I agree it's a muddled, stupid plotline, but: Leo thought Sarah and her family could come with him, and was too unsure, confused, and rushed to get off the bus and stay with her when they couldn't. He also thought he could talk to an official once he got to the caves and get everything worked out. Once he did get there, he saw how chaotic and busy it was and realized he had no chance of making special arrangements, so he went back for her - a stupid idea, since he had no resources to help them, or even any means of finding them. Doing so on the highway was dumb luck. Sarah finally gave in to leaving her family since she might save her sister (and herself), and it was clear they would not make it to high ground through the traffic all together. In short: A) Leo wanted to try to save Sarah, even with absurdly low chance of success and high risk. B) Sarah wanted to try to survive with her family until she ran out of options. C) They changed their minds a lot because they're dumb kids and the situation was nuts.

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** I agree it's a muddled, stupid plotline, but: Leo thought Sarah and her family could come with him, and was too unsure, confused, and rushed to get off the bus and stay with her when they couldn't. He also thought he could talk to an official once he got to the caves and get everything worked out. Once he did get there, he saw how chaotic and busy it was and realized he had no chance of making special arrangements, so he went back for her - a stupid idea, since he had no resources to help them, or even any means of finding them. Doing so on the highway was dumb luck. Sarah finally gave in to leaving her family since she might save her sister (and herself), and it was clear they would not make it to high ground through the traffic all together. In short: A) Leo wanted to try to save Sarah, even with absurdly low chance of success and high risk. B) Sarah wanted to try to survive with her family until she ran out of options. C) They changed their minds a lot because they're dumb kids and the situation was nuts.nuts.
** I'm personally surprised Sarah's dad didn't make her get on the bus. I'd have done it if I was her father or even just her brother, even if it meant physically hurting her in the process. I wouldn't sit there and let her be that foolish. I understand her not wanting her to be separated from her family members, but I don't understand her parents' actions.
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