Significance of Math? *spoilers*


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Re: Significance of Math? *spoilers*
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2008, 11:04:57 AM »
Did anyone else notice the math reference when the girl Stacy on the phone starts saying:
"calculus.... I see... in calculus"
The other thing I noticed was the Einstein quote that when bees are dying, humans would die within 4 days too.. if Einstein knew that and he is the main icon for science.. that would suggest science (or math maybe for that matter) would have an explanation for the Happening..

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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2008, 11:42:06 AM »
Mmmmh my only idea about this (as I probably stated before) is that mathematical/statistical/dry thinking that does not consider emotions and feelings may be the cause of the happening :)

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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2008, 01:12:02 PM »
yeah math is proven time and again throughout the movie to be no real help against the happening itself. it makes people feel better, but in the end it wont save you. i think the girl was just looking for a solution and revealing her last true thoughts as she was overcome.
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2008, 08:18:09 PM »
Him using math as a coping mechenism is very real and is one of the best parts of the whole aspect of the film.  We all try to calm ourselves down when erratic things hapen around us, and yes it was obvious, but I think it was suppose to be because that's how people really react in circumstances that are out of their control, we go with our strong points.  It's basic flight or fight.

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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2008, 01:12:16 PM »
I agree with you Prince111, and also, math is very specific, nothing uncontrollable or unplanned happens in math, there are rules and you know what to expect.
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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2008, 02:32:06 PM »
I agree with you Prince111, and also, math is very specific, nothing uncontrollable or unplanned happens in math, there are rules and you know what to expect.

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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2008, 01:06:05 PM »
Thanks, it not often that I can say what I want to and have it come out right.
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« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2008, 12:22:02 PM »
I think math represents the wrong,desperate attempt of men to try to escape from what's going on.
I also think that everyone who has fear of the unknown,in the movie,does not survive.And math (something totally created by human beings themselves) is an easy way to face the unknown.Easy but wrong.
Everyone who uses math or any other means known by human beings,without considering other possibilities,fails in the movie.
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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2008, 01:34:27 PM »
It's an unemotional thing, humans are emotional beings, we can't live completely unemotionally.
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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2008, 01:57:04 PM »
Yeah,that's true,I agree.But I think it's something more than this difference.It's something connected with faith in the unknown.
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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2008, 10:22:51 PM »
Nothing is overused in the movie. If a incident of that calibre takes place, a scientist will talk science, a mathematician will talk math, a teacher will discuss, a beggar will watch and discuss about it with his fellows. A priest will pray. Its in the nature.

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« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2008, 10:43:08 PM »
But the movie isnt about documenting a realistic cross-section of everyone affected by the event. It emphasizes specific things to make statements about certain aspects of human "nature" and mental conditioning
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2008, 01:16:56 PM »
I think Marco's post about math and faith is interesting, I'm going to have to process that for a while.  It's true though, math requires very little faith it's a hard fact, and like Jon Leguizimo's character says, people are comforted by math.
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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2008, 01:57:14 PM »
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen." -hebrews 11:1
"The wind blows where it will, and you hear the voice of it, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going..." -john 3:8

[Sometimes things are just an act of nature and we may never be able to understand them.] -The Happening

"Math and science are noble pursuits which attempt to explain more and more every day, but in the meantime how do we deal with the unknown? Faith." -Me
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« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2008, 01:40:35 PM »
Yeah, it's true, and you're not the only person to realise it, it's been one of the things that has kept people going, even when they didn't want to.
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