Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby Aaron » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:46 pm

They grow the Avatars at Pandora right?
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Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby stitch626 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:51 pm

AFAWK, yes.
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Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby Aaron » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:55 pm

If thats the case then I have a really hard time believing that they can't cope with major injuries and such, diseases; OK. But you can't use the facilities to grow a liver or an arm?
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Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby stitch626 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:59 pm

It's possible that while they could, it would take too much time to grow them (if time was an issue, such as an iminent life threat).
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Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby Lighthawk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:16 pm

Cpl Kendall wrote:They grow the Avatars at Pandora right?

stitch626 wrote:AFAWK, yes.


Actually I believe there was a line some about how the avatars "mature during transit." Plus it just makes a bit more sense to me, that if the avatars are human/na'vi hybrid clones, that they would have shipped a store of na'vi DNA to earth to have on hand for the proccess, rather than shipping every individual's DNA who was going to have an avatar out to pandora ahead of said individual. After all, both Norm's and Jake's avatars were ready for them when they arrived.
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Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby Tyyr » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:04 am

Correct. They start growing them on Earth and load them up with the drivers. They mature on the trip to Pandora. One of the ISV crew's responsibilities is to oversee the growth of the Avatars.
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Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby Monroe » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:13 am

Very interesting break down Tyyr and really cool ship.

I'm curious about this faster than light communicator you speak of. It sounded almost like it was a science fact but how does it work?
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Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby Tyyr » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:51 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement

It actually is science fact and is a tantalizing possibility for FTL communication.
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Re: Handwavium, Bullshit, Possibility?

Postby Monroe » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:59 pm

Tyyr wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_entanglement

It actually is science fact and is a tantalizing possibility for FTL communication.


Really fucking awesome!
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