#1 Posted by dondave (34356 posts) - - Show Bio

just wondering

#2 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

Lack of funding. :P

#3 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

But seriously what do you mean?

#4 Posted by dondave (34356 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake:in comics you have ways to enter the microverse and travel galaxies but we cant even travel to pluto

#5 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

@dondave said:

@CrimsonCake:in comics you have ways to enter the microverse and travel galaxies but we cant even travel to pluto

Well comic book science is significantly different than real science. We have theoretical methods on how to travel to galaxies and what not but the technology just isn't there yet.

#6 Posted by dondave (34356 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake: thanks

#7 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake said:

@dondave said:

@CrimsonCake:in comics you have ways to enter the microverse and travel galaxies but we cant even travel to pluto

Well comic book science is significantly different than real science. We have theoretical methods on how to travel to galaxies and what not but the technology just isn't there yet.

Of course were on our way there.

#8 Posted by Chronus (1115 posts) - - Show Bio

@dondave said:

@CrimsonCake:in comics you have ways to enter the microverse and travel galaxies but we cant even travel to pluto

We either aren't advanced enough or scientists don't have enough funding expenses. Then there's the lack of god-like beings on our planet.

#9 Posted by Wolfrazer (6032 posts) - - Show Bio
@CrimsonCake said:

@dondave said:

@CrimsonCake:in comics you have ways to enter the microverse and travel galaxies but we cant even travel to pluto

Well comic book science is significantly different than real science. We have theoretical methods on how to travel to galaxies and what not but the technology just isn't there yet.

Have always wondered, why isn't the technology here? I mean is there some sort of barrier besides funding?..
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#10 Posted by Kevhunt (113 posts) - - Show Bio

Not to mention that the fact that the amount of time to get from solar system a to b is drastically down sized in comics.

#11 Posted by CrimsonCake (2668 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer said:

@CrimsonCake said:

@dondave said:

@CrimsonCake:in comics you have ways to enter the microverse and travel galaxies but we cant even travel to pluto

Well comic book science is significantly different than real science. We have theoretical methods on how to travel to galaxies and what not but the technology just isn't there yet.

Have always wondered, why isn't the technology here? I mean is there some sort of barrier besides funding?..

Well at this point we are still making new discoveries.

Technological breakthroughs happen in time. We've even made a robot that can run faster than Usain Bolt. We are still progressing at the moment. But don't worry, We'll get our hover boards, Someday...

#12 Posted by Twentyfive (2838 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay sure. Go ahead and douse yourself in Gamma Rays and see what happens.

What radioactivity has ever been kind to people. Only in comics. Hulk, F4, Spider-Man.

Real life? I don't think so...

Other than that, stuff that happens in comics is all based off real-world theories. And if comic books are based off theories, how can we be able to do what they do in real life? Soon enough though.

#13 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4691 posts) - - Show Bio

Dark matter is the key and it's more abundant than matter. It's just a matter of finding it and harnessing it as energy to sustain our ships, among other things.

#14 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

Because TOAA is too busy doing cameos in movies instead of making this happen.

#15 Posted by Pyrogram (35085 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesquipedalophobe said:

Dark matter is the key and it's more abundant than matter. It's just a matter of finding it and harnessing it as energy to sustain our ships, among other things.

This is just a plain no lol. dark matter.. I am not going to even tell you why your wrong if in the first place you think that, LOL!

#16 Edited by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@sesquipedalophobe said:

Dark matter is the key and it's more abundant than matter. It's just a matter of finding it and harnessing it as energy to sustain our ships, among other things.

This is just a plain no lol. dark matter.. I am not going to even tell you why your wrong if in the first place you think that, LOL!

Are you saying that dark matter isn't the key or are you outright dismissing its existence? If the latter, I would love to hear your hypothesis on the large amount of mass in the universe that remains unaccounted for, Dr. Cosmologist.

#17 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

lack of reed richards

#18 Posted by Pyrogram (35085 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoggSaron said:

@Pyrogram said:

@sesquipedalophobe said:

Dark matter is the key and it's more abundant than matter. It's just a matter of finding it and harnessing it as energy to sustain our ships, among other things.

This is just a plain no lol. dark matter.. I am not going to even tell you why your wrong if in the first place you think that, LOL!

Are you saying that dark matter isn't the key or are you outright dismissing its existence? If the latter, I would love to hear your hypothesis on the large amount of mass in the universe that remains unaccounted for, Dr. Cosmologist.

It obviously exists, we recently observed its effects about a month or two ago for the first time, but not that actual substance. And don't make it out to be special, The theory behind it is simple well sort of. Its the anti-gravity so to say, or the opposing force. As EVERYTHING in nature has an opposing force , dark matter and energy are the opposing to gravity.

Now, as an energy source this is AT-LEAST well over a hundreds of years away, as we cant even observe it yet, only the affects. We would have no idea what it can do. and the "mass" your talking about in the universe is unaccounted for as we have not observed or seen it yet. Dark matter has no "mass" in the way you say. It is only hypothesized.

Please, I would love to hear your hypothesis on the energy dark matter or energy can give us, please elaborate , Dr. Cosmologist.

#19 Posted by The3rdOption (27 posts) - - Show Bio

#20 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@The3rdOption said:

hahaahah couldn't have put it better than this

#21 Posted by Holaso (76 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic book science is faked...some writers do a good job while others do not. I was reading a comicbook the other day and was totally jerked out of my suspension of disbelief because the scientific jargon was a load of cr@p. The writer was obviously stringing together phrases and concepts he heard but doesn't understand to make the comicbook science "believable". (I wish I could find that reference right now) - But anyways, science in comicbooks can't be used in real life because a lot of times there is a MISSING PIECE of the PUZZLE that comicbooks fill in that doesn't exist in the real world.

Take for instance Einstein has long searched for the key to connect Relativity and Quantum Mechanics...he never found it. In the comicbook world that one little small key piece would just be assumed to exist.

Another example is "gravitons" as being a subatomic particle that can resist gravity...which enables gravity control and flight for a number of Marvel characters. Obviously 'gravitons' in their definition is 100% fabricated. No such particle exists.

Another overused example is being able to 'tap into other dimensions' to control energy sources from there. Who did the research to even begin to peek into that other dimension? We have nothing to even be able to prove that other dimensions exists let alone tap it for resources.

A down-to-earth example is Spiderman's webbing. I can't think of any combination of standard chemical compounds that would be able to make a fluid that can be compressed and gels into a sticky stretchable when aerated that would be able to support the stress of a 50 ton force.

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Comicbooks are essentially a niche SCIENCE FICTION. Writers build on tid bits of facts today to write fantastic stories of things that "could" be.

#22 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3482 posts) - - Show Bio

@The3rdOption said:

Terrific. Absolutely terrific.

#23 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@YoggSaron said:

@Pyrogram said:

@sesquipedalophobe said:

Dark matter is the key and it's more abundant than matter. It's just a matter of finding it and harnessing it as energy to sustain our ships, among other things.

This is just a plain no lol. dark matter.. I am not going to even tell you why your wrong if in the first place you think that, LOL!

Are you saying that dark matter isn't the key or are you outright dismissing its existence? If the latter, I would love to hear your hypothesis on the large amount of mass in the universe that remains unaccounted for, Dr. Cosmologist.

It obviously exists, we recently observed its effects about a month or two ago for the first time, but not that actual substance. And don't make it out to be special, The theory behind it is simple well sort of. Its the anti-gravity so to say, or the opposing force. As EVERYTHING in nature has an opposing force , dark matter and energy are the opposing to gravity.

Now, as an energy source this is AT-LEAST well over a hundreds of years away, as we cant even observe it yet, only the affects. We would have no idea what it can do. and the "mass" your talking about in the universe is unaccounted for as we have not observed or seen it yet. Dark matter has no "mass" in the way you say. It is only hypothesized.

Please, I would love to hear your hypothesis on the energy dark matter or energy can give us, please elaborate , Dr. Cosmologist.

I never said it would be an energy source. I was just responding to your poorly articulated and confusing in message response to Sesquip.

#24 Posted by Pyrogram (35085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Holaso said:

Another example is "gravitons" as being a subatomic particle that can resist gravity...which enables gravity control and flight for a number of Marvel characters. Obviously 'gravitons' in their definition is 100% fabricated. No such particle exists.

Actually, they are trying to find the force or "particle" not in mass terms that exists with the Hydron colider this very second. As I stated in another topic, my uncle is involved ( in data analysis ) so he keeps me updated. They are on the verge of discovering it. And proving the theory of gravity. Its obviously not in the form graviton uses it, but they actually exists, how else does gravity work? The theory of gravity is correct, its just not a fact yet.

#25 Posted by Pyrogram (35085 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoggSaron said:

@Pyrogram said:

@YoggSaron said:

@Pyrogram said:

@sesquipedalophobe said:

Dark matter is the key and it's more abundant than matter. It's just a matter of finding it and harnessing it as energy to sustain our ships, among other things.

This is just a plain no lol. dark matter.. I am not going to even tell you why your wrong if in the first place you think that, LOL!

Are you saying that dark matter isn't the key or are you outright dismissing its existence? If the latter, I would love to hear your hypothesis on the large amount of mass in the universe that remains unaccounted for, Dr. Cosmologist.

It obviously exists, we recently observed its effects about a month or two ago for the first time, but not that actual substance. And don't make it out to be special, The theory behind it is simple well sort of. Its the anti-gravity so to say, or the opposing force. As EVERYTHING in nature has an opposing force , dark matter and energy are the opposing to gravity.

Now, as an energy source this is AT-LEAST well over a hundreds of years away, as we cant even observe it yet, only the affects. We would have no idea what it can do. and the "mass" your talking about in the universe is unaccounted for as we have not observed or seen it yet. Dark matter has no "mass" in the way you say. It is only hypothesized.

Please, I would love to hear your hypothesis on the energy dark matter or energy can give us, please elaborate , Dr. Cosmologist.

I never said it would be an energy source. I was just responding to your poorly articulated and confusing in message response to Sesquip.

Ok, do you understand me now?

#26 Posted by Mizz_Coconut (146 posts) - - Show Bio

If we're talking Batman it seems possible, but anyone with that amount of money doesnt care about saving the innocent people of the world

And the crazies always seem to get locked up so no villian either! Those doctors never let us have any fun!

#27 Edited by Agent9149 (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

Because comic book science is plot magic, plot magic doesn't exist naturally in the world.