Aaand Sarah Palin was born.
Somehow, I have a hard time seeing Palin describing anyone as “my lesbian”.
“can they computate the power of love?”
Yes, yes they can. They can also tell you if you’re likely to break up, and why breaking up sucks.
Because science is awesome like that.
“The Power of Love” isn’t even that hard to compute… er, “computate”, anyway. Any old MIDI player can do it, even. No, the hard part is finding a way to compute your relative location in space-time, and then find it again after traveling through time.
Which is why appearing in the same spot on the Earth when you travel through time as when you left makes no sense. The planet’s surface rotates and gets pulled (not as much as the oceans) up and down by the moons gravity, the Earth moves around the sun, the sun moves around the center of the galaxy, and the galaxy itself is travelling through space…we’re never in the same place twice even just in a subjective, linear understanding of time.
I always assumed time machines in fiction had some unmentioned system that pinpoints the exact latitude and longitude of the spot you left and then tells the machine to find that spot when you arrive. The scientists never bring it up because it, unlike the rest of the machine, doesn’t require manual operation.
But that doesn’t explain how you end up back on the earth and not in the middle of space…
You could argue that the time-machine places you in the same location in comparison to the most relevant gravitational field – a more sensible use of time-machine would be that it can only transport something to itself in the past (limiting the time you can travel to “No earlier than the first day this machine was finished”).
Then again, time-travel plots quickly get confusing and boring since there are very few things you can’t solve if time travel were to work as it does in most movies, and to prevent the characters from solving the plot right at the start, they are all made into idiots that are too stupid to use the time machine in any sensible fashion.
The real universe does not allow for time travel, period. So you’re already breaking one rule — why should any rules about the planet moving thru space matter either? Especially when they’d be so inconvenient to the story.
Wouldn’t it just sort of move with the planet?
Like, wouldn’t the Earth’s gravitational field keep the machine in position just like it does with everything else?
As long as they get a number lower than 3
But the answer to every problem is 42! *head explodes*
Wait…wait wait…she really is in Congress? I thought that was a dream and it seemlessly transitioned back into the normal story O-o
No, and it had rippling rammifications throughout the storyline. Including a bill for world peace. Kind of more foreshadowing of her being the one to solve all the problems… until Sydney takes her seat.
Can’t be an Alien Invasion because Robin fought in one.
I forget, this comic was made in 2006, did they already have Eureka on the Sci-fi channel or is this just a coincidence?
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