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posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 03:51 PM
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has anyone here read the enders game series, if so do you think that any of the science in the book is realistic is there evidence of any of it, or was it just random thoughts coming from the author? i saw a show on a thing called wimps. smaller than an atom, adn the only way they know they exist is cause once in a while an atom will get moved? (cant quite remember) if anyone knows anything please explain.




posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:14 PM
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so i guess not many people are fans of enders game quite unfortuante i have yet to find a person who liked it.



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:29 PM
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Slow down skoobert; give people a chance to answer. :-)

I loved Ender's Game when I read it long ago. The basic idea seemed untenable (that the best fighter was a little kid), but now that I have a small son, I see the book quite differently! The author was on to something with that part.

Are you asking about the specific technologies? If so, which part: the no-gravity training room (not possible any time soon except in space). Or more like the ending where the main attack is made by remotely controlled spaceshipts (that's happening today with UAV's in Iraq).



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:33 PM
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sorry about that i have no patience. well in the first book, the ansible. faster than light communication. here on earth we dont really too much of a need for it but maybe it would help with a mission to mars. But specifially what i want to know about is in speaker for the dead, and xenocide, the philotic ray? is there any truth to it?



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by MichiKami

I loved Ender's Game when I read it long ago. The basic idea seemed untenable (that the best fighter was a little kid


Im not familiar with the Enders but that part sounds like ever Mech anime show out there. I could never stand that they would make these huge multi million dollar military machines MECHS and 10 year old kids are put behind the controls


I understand the for the most part people that watch these are infact kids but come on. We dont even let little kids behind the wheel of a car for good reason let alone a fighter jet.

[edit on 11-1-2005 by ShadowXIX]



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:42 PM
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the idea behin the story is that ender a 8-10 year old boy is one of the smartest beings on earth along with his brother and sister. he can surpass even the best professors. ( says so somewhere in the book) i would trust a kid of that kind of intelligence over an average adult anytime.



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:58 PM
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I loved it(both the ender parts and bean parts) but i have to say the idears in the books are philsophical not scientific.



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by skoobert
the idea behin the story is that ender a 8-10 year old boy is one of the smartest beings on earth along with his brother and sister. he can surpass even the best professors. ( says so somewhere in the book) i would trust a kid of that kind of intelligence over an average adult anytime.


Well thats alittle easier to swallow if hes some super smart human something other then a normal kid.

How is this kid a good fighter though is he a pilot or something I doubt this is hand to hand because even being a super smart 10yr old wont save you there.



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 05:22 PM
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I've met Orson Scott Card at a number of conventions here in Texas (last I heard he was living in Austin.) He's a fascinating man, and very intelligent... but he's no physicist.

And yes, he just makes this stuff up. Does some basic research that any good writer can do on the Internet.



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 06:05 PM
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I started out liking Enders Game, but kind of lost interest when it became a series.

For technology, I prefer the way they travel from place to place in Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Sure beats the heck out of riding around in spaceships or beaming down like in Star Trek.



posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowXIX

Originally posted by skoobert
the idea behin the story is that ender a 8-10 year old boy is one of the smartest beings on earth along with his brother and sister. he can surpass even the best professors. ( says so somewhere in the book) i would trust a kid of that kind of intelligence over an average adult anytime.


Well thats alittle easier to swallow if hes some super smart human something other then a normal kid.

How is this kid a good fighter though is he a pilot or something I doubt this is hand to hand because even being a super smart 10yr old wont save you there.


Been awhile since I've read the book myself, but basically he's trained in all kinds of military strategy, and because of his high intelligence his entire experience there is engineered by his teachers to encourage him to think about and develop his own strategies and ways to deal with those around him,(he's also quite small compared to others as he's bumped up several lvls and advanced quickly all the pressure him).



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