Remember how in the movie “Avengers: Final”, Ant-Man told his theory about time travel, based on the movie “Back to the Future”? Tony Stark, who knew the laws of quantum mechanics, almost made him laugh. That’s what happens when you blindly trust the facts shown in the movie. So that none of you will be in the place of Scott Lang, we propose to dispel several myths that are firmly entrenched in our heads thanks to the cinema.
The actions of the characters “Back to the Future”, committed in the past, should not have affected their present
To begin with, let’s figure out what those Avengers characters were mistaken whose knowledge in physics is clearly far from the knowledge of Tony Stark. So, they, based on the plot of the film “Back to the Future,” suggested that by changing something in the past, we can thereby change our present.
But experts in the field of quantum physics refute this assumption. The fact is that, from the point of view of quantum mechanics, all events that occurred in the past are in a superposition state – a phenomenon in which particles can reside in mutually exclusive states. By the way, it is the transfer of superposition to the macrocosm that helps the Avengers to travel through time.
According to the discovery of physicist David Deutsch, moving into the past, we would not move along our own time line, but along an alternative one. If you like, you can call it a parallel universe. And all the actions taken here would not affect our future, but the course of this new time line.
Shakespeare did not write off Romeo and Juliet from his own love story
Until now, many fans of the movie “Shakespeare in Love” believe that the author of “Romeo and Juliet” wrote this tragic story about his own life, in which he was in love with an actress who pretended to be a man. The fantasies of the scriptwriters of the film in this case can only be envied.
In fact, Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” was inspired by Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”, which also include the Babylonian pair of Pyram and Fisba. Another source of inspiration was Arthur Brooke’s poem, The Tragic History of Romeus and Juliet. And the events shown in the mentioned film, most likely, did not exist at all.
Not 300 Spartans fought in the Thermopilian Gorge
Of course, the battle in which an army of 300, led by the brave king Leonid confronts the many thousands of Persian army, in the film “300 Spartans” looks epic. But do not forget about the facts. In that battle, a lot more people fought on the side of Sparta. There were Teigans, Mantians, Phocians, warriors from Arcadia, Corinth, Mycenae and Boeotia. Not 300, but about 5.2 thousand soldiers.
But it is worth noting that the feat of this, even more numerous, army is still not worth belittling. These warriors for 3 days reflected the attacks of 200 thousand Persians. And this, you see, is worthy of respect.
Resurrecting dinosaurs will not work
At the same time, the idea of reconstructing dinosaurs from DNA samples, as shown in the films Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, looks frightening and seductive. However, scientists do not believe that man will ever be able to revive giant dinosaurs.
The thing is that the half-life of DNA is relatively short-lived – 521 years. That is, after this time, half of the bonds between nucleotides are destroyed in the molecule. Even after the same period, half of the remaining connections and so on. Under ideal storage conditions, DNA will become completely unreadable in about 1.5 million years. That is why it is scientifically impossible to clone animals that died out 66 million years ago.
Ulyana Khomyuk from the series “Chernobyl” did not exist
After the release of the first episodes of Chernobyl, many began to wonder what kind of nuclear physicist from Minsk Ulyana Khomyuk was and why her name had not sounded in the context of the Chernobyl accident. This woman began to be called a doomsday preventer and a real heroine, overlooking a small detail: Ulyana Khomyuk is actually a fictional character. The creators of the series do not hide this detail. According to them, the scriptwriters introduced it to the plot to demonstrate the role of dedicated scientists in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident.
In fact, such inaccuracies can be found in a huge number of films, which nevertheless does not make these pictures bad.