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Old 09-14-2013, 02:44 AM
 
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I know everyone was staying up late at night researching this...

A trio of researchers at the University of Leicester did, so they ran some tests and found out it would take roughly 2.99 GJ to vaporize an average-sized adult human body.

It Takes 2.99 Gigajoules To Vaporize a Human Body - Slashdot
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:25 AM
 
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I know everyone was staying up late at night researching this...

A trio of researchers at the University of Leicester did, so they ran some tests and found out it would take roughly 2.99 GJ to vaporize an average-sized adult human body.

It Takes 2.99 Gigajoules To Vaporize a Human Body - Slashdot
A close examination of the so called science of Star Trek reveals 1) unlimited energy and 2) laws of physics that we have not yet discovered.

Consider that in the world of Star Trek we can disassemble then reassemble all the molecules of any payload, including the human body, while screening for weapons, diseases, etc.

Consider that the little com badge has unlimited range, apparently.

Consider that the USS Enterprise can instantly hack any computer in the galaxy, any language, any culture.

Consider that Enterprise can communicate in real time across hundreds of light years. Say what? Speed of light?

Inertial dampeners that protect the humans from the results of moving to warp. No more laws of inertia.

Heisenberg compensators so that the disassemble particles of the payload, can be reassembled as they were. Despite the uncertainty principal.

So far, the "science" of Star Trek is laughable.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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A close examination of the so called science of Star Trek reveals 1) unlimited energy and 2) laws of physics that we have not yet discovered.

Consider that in the world of Star Trek we can disassemble then reassemble all the molecules of any payload, including the human body, while screening for weapons, diseases, etc.

Consider that the little com badge has unlimited range, apparently.

Consider that the USS Enterprise can instantly hack any computer in the galaxy, any language, any culture.

Consider that Enterprise can communicate in real time across hundreds of light years. Say what? Speed of light?

Inertial dampeners that protect the humans from the results of moving to warp. No more laws of inertia.

Heisenberg compensators so that the disassemble particles of the payload, can be reassembled as they were. Despite the uncertainty principal.

So far, the "science" of Star Trek is laughable.
Maybe so but if Mankind didn't have an imagination where would we be now?
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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Back to the point of the OP....

2.99 Gigajoules isn't a value to which most people could relate. But Wikipedia has a comparison chart.

Orders of magnitude (energy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So the energy in a phaser blast that could vaporize a human body is somewhere between the energy contained in a car's 16 gallon gas tank (2.0 gigajoules) and the energy contained in a barrel of oil (6.1 gigajoules).
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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Somehow, dousing space enemies with gasoline and lighting it just doesn't have the same effect.

I think it would be fun if the phaser settings were fold, blend, beat, mix, whip, and puree.

I also wonder just what is out of frame when Scotty keeps exclaiming "I'm giving her I'll I've got! I cannu make her go no faster!"
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