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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
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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

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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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