#1 By: Cory Doctorow, February 6th, 2014 21:00
#2 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, February 6th, 2014 22:31
Midi-chlorians. Full stop, instant dismissal and purging to the annals of oblivion.
Man, it's such a shame they never made any sequels or prequels to the Star Wars trilogy. I mean, I know it was an amazing trilogy and it's a hard act to follow, but I still hope someday they get around to it. That and the Matrix - it could really use a sequel too.
#3 By: David Ng, February 6th, 2014 23:04
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
#4 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, February 6th, 2014 23:52
(Yes, I realize the irony of my references.)
#5 By: David Ng, February 7th, 2014 00:11
That comic is awesome (and also well played, well played...)
#6 By: William_Holz, February 7th, 2014 00:22
I made it far enough to get to the part where they pointed out that Midi-chlorians are sentient but can't figure out how to live in a Wookie!
I love watching a bad idea keep getting worse.
#7 By: WearySky, February 7th, 2014 00:57
Saw midi-chlorians, said this:
#8 By: Stephen Starko, February 7th, 2014 03:04
There aren't ten Sith. Either they mean Sith Lords, of which there were two known to the Empire (Palpatine and Vader) or the Sith species, which is extinct.
#9 By: Kristian Pettersen, February 7th, 2014 06:34
Midichlorian is a unit of measure. Jedi in this era are ignorant and think their measuring-devices are counting little green entities, while all they're doing is measuring the force sensitivity of the subject.
This still does not let George Lucas of the hook for coming up with the stupidity in the first place. Raaaargh!
#10 By: David Ng, February 7th, 2014 09:50
I'm sensing some serious expert peer review happening here (imaging what a graduate journal club session would be like!) What we need of course is some "scientific evidence" that can demonstrate that this whole midi-chlorian thing is not a causative agent, but rather a misinterpreted correlation. Scientific paradigm shift?
(By the way, I would totally publish that paper at the SCQ)
p.s. Here's another wookiee paper that doesn't even bring up the whole midi-chlorian thing, although this one is especially technical in nature.
#11 By: Tim, February 7th, 2014 12:00
Among other reasons that was such a dumb idea: wouldn't that mean you could just steal a Jedi's force powers via simple blood transfusion? None of that "spending decades learning self-discipline and honing mystical martial arts skills" for me!
Besides, Wookiees don't need use "the" Force, they just use FORCE.
#12 By: Cory Doctorow, February 11th, 2014 21:00
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