History Headscratchers / JohnCarter

21st Jul '14 2:47:57 PM SharleeD
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*** His military training could also have included orienteering, which might also mention the visible planets in passing.

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*** His military training could also have included orienteering, which might also mention touch upon basic astronomy in passing. (Compasses can get lost or broken in the visible planets in passing.field, after all.)
21st Jul '14 2:45:30 PM SharleeD
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*** His military training could also have included orienteering, which might also mention the visible planets in passing.



* There is something about the Batman Gambit that Carter pulls att he end that really bugs me: Wouldn't the Thern that was in charge of keeping an eye on him, know that Carter was pretending to have found the medallion, simply by virtue of knowing that it couldn't be there?

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* There is something about the Batman Gambit that Carter pulls att at he end that really bugs me: Wouldn't the Thern that was in charge of keeping an eye on him, know that Carter was pretending to have found the medallion, simply by virtue of knowing that it couldn't be there?
23rd Mar '14 5:50:51 PM MrDeath
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* I can accept that being adapted to Earth's gravity makes him faster and stronger than the inhabitants of Mars. What I can't accept is Carter snapping metal chains in the arena. Strength and speed are caused by adaptation and evolution, but the tensile strength of metal is universal, no matter what planet you're on. I would also think lifting boulders wouldn't be done so easily either.

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* I can accept that being adapted to Earth's gravity makes him faster and stronger than the inhabitants of Mars. What I can't accept is Carter snapping metal chains in the arena. Strength and speed are caused by adaptation and evolution, but the tensile strength of metal is universal, no matter what planet you're on. I would also think lifting boulders wouldn't be done so easily either.either.
** He doesn't snap the chains in the arena--the closest he comes to that is when he jams a spike in to get himself free. And lifting is, again, gravity based. If there's less gravity, then yes, he's going to be able to lift boulders easier.
23rd Jan '14 11:51:14 AM twingle93
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* I can accept that being adapted to Earth's gravity makes him faster and stronger than the inhabitants of Mars. What I can't accept is Carter snapping metal chains in the arena. Strength and speed are caused by evolution, but the tensile strength of metal is universal, no matter what planet you're on.

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* I can accept that being adapted to Earth's gravity makes him faster and stronger than the inhabitants of Mars. What I can't accept is Carter snapping metal chains in the arena. Strength and speed are caused by adaptation and evolution, but the tensile strength of metal is universal, no matter what planet you're on.on. I would also think lifting boulders wouldn't be done so easily either.
23rd Jan '14 11:44:50 AM twingle93
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** Why would he? The Therns are not omniscient, they can lose track of their gear just like anyone else.

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** Why would he? The Therns are not omniscient, they can lose track of their gear just like anyone else.else.
* I can accept that being adapted to Earth's gravity makes him faster and stronger than the inhabitants of Mars. What I can't accept is Carter snapping metal chains in the arena. Strength and speed are caused by evolution, but the tensile strength of metal is universal, no matter what planet you're on.
13th Jan '14 7:40:35 AM MrDeath
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* Doest it seem odd when Deja and Carter make there crude map of the solar system, that Carter seems unusually knowledgeable on the topic? In the late 1800's United States, such detailed information would hardly be widely available. And even if Carter were by the standards of the day, highly educated, detailed and (correct) information of this type would be extremely Uncommon information for to one possess, outside the circles of the mostly amateur astronomers of the time.
** Not at all, over 80% of civil war soldiers were literate and if anything,
knowledge of basic astronomy was way more popular then than now. The sky was
their TV. The random person from that time period would likely know much
more about the solar system than one today. It was the beginning of the era
of modern observational astronomy. If anything, they played down how much
knowledge he would have.

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* Doest Doesn't it seem odd when Deja and Carter make there crude map of the solar system, that Carter seems unusually knowledgeable on the topic? In the late 1800's United States, such detailed information would hardly be widely available. And even if Carter were by the standards of the day, highly educated, detailed and (correct) information of this type would be extremely Uncommon information for to one possess, outside the circles of the mostly amateur astronomers of the time.
** Not at all, over 80% of civil war soldiers were literate and if anything,
anything, knowledge of basic astronomy was way more popular then than now. The sky was
was their TV. The random person from that time period would likely know much
much more about the solar system than one today. It was the beginning of the era
era of modern observational astronomy. If anything, they played down how much
much knowledge he would have.


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** Why would he? The Therns are not omniscient, they can lose track of their gear just like anyone else.
12th Jan '14 12:53:20 PM MeandMyself
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* There is something about the Batman Gambit that Carter pulls att he end that really bugs me: Wouldn't the Thern that was in charge of keeping an eye on him, know that Carter was pretending to have found the medallion, simply by virtue of knowing that it couldn't be there?
24th Jul '13 4:30:19 AM jwm
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** Not at all, over 80% of civil war soldiers were literate and if anything, knowledge of basic astronomy was way more popular then than now. The sky was their TV. The random person from that time period would likely know much more about the solar system than one today.

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** Not at all, over 80% of civil war soldiers were literate and if anything, anything,
knowledge of basic astronomy was way more popular then than now. The sky was was
their TV. The random person from that time period would likely know much much
more about the solar system than one today.today. It was the beginning of the era
of modern observational astronomy. If anything, they played down how much
knowledge he would have.
24th Jul '13 4:24:36 AM jwm
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* Doest it seem odd when Deja and Carter make there crude map of the solar system, that Carter seems unusually knowledgeable on the topic? In the late 1800's United States, such detailed information would hardly be widely available. And even if Carter were by the standards of the day, highly educated, detailed and (correct) information of this type would be extremely UNcommon information for to one possess, outside the circles of the mostly amateur astronomers of the time.

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* Doest it seem odd when Deja and Carter make there crude map of the solar system, that Carter seems unusually knowledgeable on the topic? In the late 1800's United States, such detailed information would hardly be widely available. And even if Carter were by the standards of the day, highly educated, detailed and (correct) information of this type would be extremely UNcommon Uncommon information for to one possess, outside the circles of the mostly amateur astronomers of the time.time.
** Not at all, over 80% of civil war soldiers were literate and if anything, knowledge of basic astronomy was way more popular then than now. The sky was their TV. The random person from that time period would likely know much more about the solar system than one today.



** Probably the latter, since I think they were feeding it to the infants, too.

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** Probably the latter, since I think they were feeding it to the infants, too.
19th Jul '13 9:44:44 AM 84788484
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*** It's possible that his adventure on Mars took much longer than we see portrayed on screen, they do a lot of traveling and whatnot after all. And the books make it pretty clear that he ''had'' been gone quite long enough for his son to do some growing up, so no reason to suspect the same wouldn't have happened in any sequel to the movie.
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