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Scarlett Johansson's New Movie Is Based on One of the Biggest Scientific Myths of All Time (Lucy)
RealClearScience ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy

Posted on 08/03/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT by EveningStar

The reviews aren't yet in for Scarlett Johansson's new movie Lucy, but a single viewing of the trailer is enough to give the film a resounding "two thumbs down" on science...

The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is a complete, utter, and total myth. Lucy is entirely premised on neuroscientific BS...

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearscience.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Science; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bds; cinema; film; israel; lucbesson; lucy; morganfreeman; movies; scarlettjohansson; science; sciencefiction; scifi; sodastream
This article is dated July 22. The reviews are in.

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1 posted on 08/03/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 08/03/2014 10:42:28 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
There are rules...

 scarlett johansson photo: Scarlett Johansson scarlett_johansson.jpg

3 posted on 08/03/2014 10:44:15 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve often wondered about the 10% claim. I was thinking maybe the remaining 90% was operating system.

It would require a TON of system resources to design something as complex as the human anatomy that runs with total autonomy but instantly sends a notification to your conscious brain when you feel a mosquito on your leg or something...


4 posted on 08/03/2014 10:46:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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5 posted on 08/03/2014 10:46:30 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EveningStar

I think there’s a reason why this movie falls into the category “Science Fiction” but somehow it escapes me.........I’m sure it’ll come to me later.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 10:49:06 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: EveningStar

I saw the movie. It was average.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 10:50:50 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: EveningStar
Scarlett Johansson's New Movie Is Based on One of the Biggest Scientific Myths of All Time (Lucy)

She's got a great bod, and as a Hollywood lib, she probably is only capable of using 10% of her brain, but the truth is that most people use much more.

8 posted on 08/03/2014 10:51:19 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Deliver us, oh LORD, from the EVIL that has befallen our once Great GOD fearing land!)
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To: Nachum

She’s not very pretty, is she.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I agree with you, but whenever I say that, I am told that women cannot fairly judge other women.....whatever.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 10:57:15 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: EveningStar

If the 10% myth was true, the below headline would be fairly common.

“The victim was shot in the head, but he’s perfectly fine, the bullet hit the 90% of his brain doesn’t use.”


11 posted on 08/03/2014 10:57:26 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: EveningStar

They don’t make documentaries in Hollywood.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 10:58:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EveningStar
... give the film a resounding "two thumbs down" on science...

With Hollywood, I apply the Napoleonic Code, a film is scientifically false until it proves otherwise. This test is seldom met and then is generally for historical pictures like "Apollo 13" and the like. Assume that and you won't be crushed hearing whooshing noises in space and banking turns by space-craft.

13 posted on 08/03/2014 11:01:36 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: EveningStar

I’m quite sure that human beings don’t even use 1% of their brains.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: EveningStar

It seems to me that the rejection of the 10% myth is a mere quibble in the face of the outrageous and entirely unphysical abilities that are depicted, however supposedly obtained.

It’s hard to even call these “mystical”, since they are nothing but cinematic fantasy. They are so outrageous that I have to immediately turn to political allegory to find a motivating idea behind the movie. In a nutshell, it is the enduring claim of the Left, “We will bury you.”


15 posted on 08/03/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Meh, she just lays there.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 11:07:04 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: EveningStar
A movie with a similar theme, "Charly", was made in 1968.

A retarded man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062794/

Cliff Robertson got the best actor Oscar for his performance in the title role.

17 posted on 08/03/2014 11:12:36 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: EveningStar
Reminiscient of

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowers_for_Algernon

18 posted on 08/03/2014 11:12:52 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Hot Tabasco

Overtasking your 10% eh?


19 posted on 08/03/2014 11:13:02 AM PDT by SgtHooper (Anyone who remembers the 60's, was not there!)
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To: EveningStar

Evidently, many of us are using ten times as much brain as the average liberal. So the theory is partly true.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 11:13:50 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: EveningStar

Movie is accurate, women only use about ten percent of their brains, otherwise they would be conservative.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 11:16:26 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Nachum

An undeniably pleasant figure corrupted by a face reminiscent of Fred Astaire in lipstick and rouge.

Her romance with Sean Penn has forever diminished any carnal thoughts that may have preceded it.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT by diplomatic_immunity
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To: EveningStar

The author is a real hoot. I bet he gets his knickers in a twist when he watches Star Trek and figures out that none of it is true. To take a line from a different genre, “Lighten up, Francis.”


23 posted on 08/03/2014 11:16:50 AM PDT by gusty
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To: Mr. K

We use far less than 10%.

There are many parallel processing neuro circuits and we usually only use the slowest pathways.

In addition, the human brain is not the storage location or the processing location of consciousness. It is merely a transmission and receiving tool. You can totally destroy the physical body and the consciousness still exists. Further, all the memories experienced while it was anchored in the physical body are still there. I demonstrate this frequently in workshops when I present on the neuroscience of religion.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 11:18:25 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: diplomatic_immunity
Her romance with Sean Penn has forever diminished any carnal thoughts that may have preceded it.

There are a lot beautiful entertainment stars who have detestable politics or who were in bad relationships. Personally, I don't care, but then...

I don't care :)

25 posted on 08/03/2014 11:18:35 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: EveningStar

Psychobabble?


26 posted on 08/03/2014 11:21:06 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I think there’s a reason why this movie falls into the category “Science Fiction” but somehow it escapes me.........I’m sure it’ll come to me later.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 11:22:53 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: chris37

During voting time, many humans just act like robots.


28 posted on 08/03/2014 11:23:09 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: EveningStar
Did she get nekkid?

It's okay, she visited my Marines, so she's good to go.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 11:23:52 AM PDT by real saxophonist (God has a southern accent - Lewis Grizzard)
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To: Nachum

30 posted on 08/03/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: EveningStar

Most people probably peak at around 4%. From 1-3% when watching TV.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 11:33:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Are you sure she is a lib? She almost lost her job over her support of Israel . . . remember the fiasco over her Super Bowl commercial for Sodastream, an Israeli product.


32 posted on 08/03/2014 11:36:04 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: EveningStar

Saw it last weekend. It blows chunks. Think “2001” meets “The Matrix.” With a little Jackie Chan thrown in for that ethnic touch.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 11:44:36 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: kevslisababy

What makes Scarlett attractive is not just her smooth glowing complexion, or her Doe eyes, or not even the (naturally formed) Cupid’s Bow Lips. Scarlett has that implausible combination of being Aloof, Alluring and (possibly) Available. She doesn’t set all her qualities on the Walgreens’ countertop like Miley Cyrus, for all the customers to see and fully know. As D. Rumsfeld would say, There is an ‘known unknown’ about Miss Scarlett. That adds to the excitement. I think that she will age gracefully, like Sharon Stone or Catherine Deneuve.


34 posted on 08/03/2014 11:48:40 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Post of the day.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 11:54:05 AM PDT by real saxophonist (God has a southern accent - Lewis Grizzard)
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To: EveningStar
humans only use 10% of their brains

The movie aside, I wonder just how much of our brains we do use. The human design includes considerable back up with a single brain.

I have seen reports of people who lost or never had all their brain matter and function normally. If not 10%, what amount of our brains is reserve?

36 posted on 08/03/2014 12:14:50 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: EveningStar

You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts. —John Beckwith in Wedding Crashers


37 posted on 08/03/2014 12:22:32 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: EveningStar

The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is not scientific. It’s part of the popular culture.
Obviously we have more brain power than we are called upon to use in everyday life. How stupid would it be if someone said “We use 100% of our brain power.”


38 posted on 08/03/2014 12:34:14 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: EveningStar
The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is a complete, utter, and total myth.

Darn it. Well, I guess I'll have to watch the latest Transformers then.

39 posted on 08/03/2014 12:46:30 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Most people probably peak at around 4%.

It has been posited that Einstein used 10% of his brain.

40 posted on 08/03/2014 12:55:59 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: tired&retired

“I wish these were brains.”

I wish her brains were 3 inches higher.


41 posted on 08/03/2014 12:57:51 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Robwin; HangnJudge
I read the original short story, Flowers for Algernon, right after it came out. I also saw the television drama, The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon, the movie Charly, and the 2000 TV movie, Flowers for Algernon. I have not yet read the expanded novel version of Flowers for Algernon.

If you watch either the domestic or international trailer of Lucy, you'll see that this theme is taken in a different and more violent direction from FFA.

42 posted on 08/03/2014 12:58:40 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Thanks to modern brain scanners, scientists have shown that virtually every part of the brain is in use at all times, even when we're sleeping!

We may use all of our brain but libtards only use 10% of their mind, or even less, when they choose not to think.

43 posted on 08/03/2014 1:12:05 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: chris37
I’m quite sure that human beings don’t even use 1% of their brains.

I'm sure that an average number.

44 posted on 08/03/2014 1:15:06 PM PDT by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: EveningStar

Yeah, I’m gonna pay good money to watch Scarlett Johanssen use 100% of her **brain**


45 posted on 08/03/2014 1:48:36 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Not sure, but if she’s not a lib, rest assured I’ll welcome her with open arms! ;-)


46 posted on 08/03/2014 1:50:50 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Deliver us, oh LORD, from the EVIL that has befallen our once Great GOD fearing land!)
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To: EveningStar
Saturday July 26, 2014

This Actually (should have) Happened

Actual behind-the-scenes from LUCY.

MORGAN FREEMAN: It has been estimated that human beings only use 100% of their brains.

LUC BESSON: CUT! Mister Freeman, it says 10%.

MORGAN FREEMAN: But... that's ridiculous. Nobody still believes that.

LUC BESSON: The script says 10%.

MORGAN FREEMAN: I'm not sure I can sell that line. I rather doubt anyone can sell that line. Perhaps 90%, but ten?

LUC BESSON: How's this? Your pay goes up by 10% for every 10% below 100% you're able to sell me.

MORGAN FREEMAN: ...

LUC BESSON: I'm serious.

MORGAN FREEMAN: It has been estimated, and subsequently proven through rigorous experimentation, that human beings use NEGATIVE ONE THOUSAND PERCENT of their brains...

[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/blog/lucy-spoof-behind-the-sces]

47 posted on 08/03/2014 8:33:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

My favorite line in any movie I’ve seen in the last 30 years.


48 posted on 08/04/2014 2:38:32 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Remember she was blasted by the left for her commericals for Sodastream which is a company located in Israel.
We should give her a little leeway.


49 posted on 08/04/2014 4:06:22 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Robwin
A movie with a similar theme, "Charly", was made in 1968.

A retarded man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

Which is several steps below godlike power.

50 posted on 08/04/2014 8:09:52 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Wikipedia is wrong. who knew?)
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