History Headscratchers / IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis

1st Apr '17 6:12:57 PM DevilMaster
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** Maybe they didn't. Maybe they walled off the machine after seeing it didn't work.
4th Feb '17 6:26:59 AM Mullon
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** The canal probably has some connection to the outside that allows fish and other creatures through for the octopus to feed on. It could be a family line of octopuses living in the canal keeping a guardian all the time. Or it's just another Atlantean monstrosity.

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** The canal probably has some connection to the outside that allows fish and other creatures through for the octopus to feed on. It could be a family line of octopuses living in the canal keeping a guardian all the time. Or it's just another Atlantean monstrosity.monstrosity.
* Why was a valuable statue being kept in a locker in the furnace room?
* How were normal Atlanteans suppose to get to the center ring without drilling through the wall?
* How did the Nazis lock Sophia up in that dungeon if it was on the other side of the blocked door with the water?
15th Dec '16 3:52:01 PM Mullon
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* How was the octopus in the canal (supposedly placed there as a guardian) still alive after all those years?

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* How was the octopus in the canal (supposedly placed there as a guardian) still alive after all those years?years?
** The canal probably has some connection to the outside that allows fish and other creatures through for the octopus to feed on. It could be a family line of octopuses living in the canal keeping a guardian all the time. Or it's just another Atlantean monstrosity.
3rd Jun '16 3:00:43 PM rt2012
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** Thing is, the one bead ''is'' the correct number, Plato's tenfold error is correct. The machine is only good for producing mutants, the energy beings are clearly an overload effect, with all the nasty consequences. It doesn't matter if it is 10, 20 or 100 beads. Übermann expecting that it has to be a higher number is simply his arrogance speaking, unwilling to accept that the machine doesn't work as imagined.

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** Thing is, the one bead ''is'' the correct number, Plato's tenfold error is correct. The machine is only good for producing mutants, the energy beings are clearly an overload effect, with all the nasty consequences. It doesn't matter if it is 10, 20 or 100 beads. Übermann expecting that it has to be a higher number is simply his arrogance speaking, unwilling to accept that the machine doesn't work as imagined.imagined.
* How was the octopus in the canal (supposedly placed there as a guardian) still alive after all those years?
29th Feb '16 12:32:43 PM Tribun
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* So if the numbers should all be a tenfold fewer, why on ''earth'' do they multiply the number of orichalcum beads by ten in the last scene? Once they've established that the tenfold-fewer value doesn't work, wouldn't trying the actual value listed in the dialogue be next?

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* So if the numbers should all be a tenfold fewer, why on ''earth'' do they multiply the number of orichalcum beads by ten in the last scene? Once they've established that the tenfold-fewer value doesn't work, wouldn't trying the actual value listed in the dialogue be next?next?
** Thing is, the one bead ''is'' the correct number, Plato's tenfold error is correct. The machine is only good for producing mutants, the energy beings are clearly an overload effect, with all the nasty consequences. It doesn't matter if it is 10, 20 or 100 beads. Übermann expecting that it has to be a higher number is simply his arrogance speaking, unwilling to accept that the machine doesn't work as imagined.
3rd Jun '15 9:32:39 AM timotaka
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** I think the nature of written ancient Greek philosophical dialogues should be noted here. They were not transcripts of conversations that actually happened, but a literary device for the writer to explore philosophical issues and promote their views. Ultimately what is said in the dialogue should be attributed to Plato, regardless of who is credited as saying it within the dialogue.
23rd Feb '15 9:58:31 AM radams
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** It was in a collection of historical documents that were left to the college, probably in somebody's will. Nobody had gone through it and catalogued them all yet. That's not at all uncommon. It's slow work that can only be done by an expert. Do a Google search for "lost manuscript found" - stuff is turning up all the time as universities and libraries slowly work through their stuff.

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** It was in a collection of historical documents that were left to the college, probably in somebody's will. Nobody had gone through it and catalogued them all yet. That's not at all uncommon. It's slow work that can only be done by an expert. Do a Google search for "lost manuscript found" - stuff is things are turning up all the time as universities and libraries slowly work through their stuff.
23rd Feb '15 9:58:13 AM radams
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** It was in a collection of historical documents that were left to the college, probably in somebody's will. Nobody had gone through it and catalogued them all yet. That's not at all uncommon. It's slow work that can only be done by an expert. Do a Google search for "lost manuscript found" - stuff is turning up all the time as universities and libraries slowly work through their stuff.
22nd Feb '15 10:00:48 PM yunatwilight
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* What is Plato's lost dialogue doing laying around a college somewhere, much less an American college?

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* What is Plato's lost dialogue doing laying around a college somewhere, much less an American college?college?
* So if the numbers should all be a tenfold fewer, why on ''earth'' do they multiply the number of orichalcum beads by ten in the last scene? Once they've established that the tenfold-fewer value doesn't work, wouldn't trying the actual value listed in the dialogue be next?
16th Oct '14 7:05:55 PM Mullon
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* The Wits path has quite a bit more action than the Fists path in some parts, despite its emphasis on puzzle-solving versus action. For example, the car chase and [[spoiler:the fact that you crash into Atlantis on a runaway subway car]].

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** It could either be because it is Plato's book, or because Plato does not bother to correct Critias, so Plato is also wrong.
* The Wits path has quite What is Plato's lost dialogue doing laying around a bit more action than the Fists path in some parts, despite its emphasis on puzzle-solving versus action. For example, the car chase and [[spoiler:the fact that you crash into Atlantis on a runaway subway car]].college somewhere, much less an American college?
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