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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2007, 10:19:18 PM »
Genetic changes can't be made in the born, only the unborn.

Juliet had no part in the overthrow of Dharma and Ben, not the most athletic of specimens, would have been about twelve.

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2007, 10:29:19 PM »
I don't see why genetic changes can't happen to them now.  Sorry puff, but YOU weren't recruited for the worlds smartest minds in the Dharma project!  Who is to say that they haven't found a way to do that?

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2007, 10:49:07 PM »
I thought genetic changes were gradual-through different generations??

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2007, 01:27:21 AM »
Genetic changes can't be made in the born, only the unborn.
Bruce Banner, Peter Parker, all had genetic changes
Juliet had no part in the overthrow of Dharma and Ben, not the most athletic of specimens, would have been about twelve.

House is on....everybody keep the posts easy.

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2007, 11:16:41 AM »
Ya, spider man, the hulk, the fantastic four, etc. were all characters who derived incredible powers from "accidents" that altered their DNA.  Such explanations were taking full license with the mysteries of DNA.  Unfortunately, we now understand how complex DNA reactions are and even simple gene therapies remain largely experimental. 

If you start messing around with an adult's DNA....splicing, mutating, radiating....you don't get superhuman, you die.  You don't create new abilities, you induce cancer.

If you want to play around with DNA, you selectively breed.  Perhaps there is some samples of super-sperm around and they needed Juliet to get that test-tube working.

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2007, 12:16:01 PM »
Perhaps there is some samples of super-sperm around

 ;D
Super Sperm?

Presumably they've got little tiny capes. Guaranteed pregnancy!



I had another thought about The Others:
- Fighting skill
- Stealth
- Distraction / confusion
- Infiltration
- Use of smoke
- Assassination


They're NINJA! The island is their training camp.  ;)

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2007, 12:25:56 PM »
The look more like metrosexuals on some survival outing.

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2007, 12:32:07 PM »
I hold to the fact that they either had to be strong to overthrow the original Dharma during the purge or they are genetically altered in some way.  I don't think it has anything to do with the 'magic box.'  I actually wish we would stop calling it that. 

I think my wife has a magic box.  Little people keep popping out of it. ;D

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2007, 03:37:09 PM »
Dude come on Mikhail got punked by a one armed Sayid. He was a horrible fighter. And Juliet, she's just a crazy bitch.

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2007, 05:04:27 PM »
I think it is unreasonable to fully accept the theory that the others have discovered a way to manipulate time but not human genes.

Mikhail also seemed to be away from othersville most of the time.  If there is some serum the others use.... maybe he didn't have access.
Holy speculation!

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2007, 10:49:12 AM »
I hold to the fact that they either had to be strong to overthrow the original Dharma during the purge or they are genetically altered in some way.  I don't think it has anything to do with the 'magic box.'  I actually wish we would stop calling it that. 

I think my wife has a magic box.  Little people keep popping out of it. ;D

I cannot begin to describe in words how funny this is!

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Re: Fighting ability
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2007, 02:51:15 AM »
Well so far Locke can wak after being paralyzed, Rose thinks her cancer has healed, stuff that would be imposible in the real world....but on this island it seems to be working for them...once again its a TV show...lets roll with the genetic changes....