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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread
In fact I challenge anyone to come up with any event in the movie that so impossible that I can't invent a plausible backstory for that would explain it.
Every event in the movie is unlikely so it has to be impossible not just unlikely.
I'll bet that everything that happened in the story has happened at least once probably several times to one or more people.
In fact I believe it is pretty well established that most catastrophes once investigated are the result of a cascade of failures each one highly unlikely and individually either benign or recoverable.
So you got anything the director let in the movie that was both impossible and was a necessary part of the failure chain.
I suspect there are one or two I just can't think of one.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
Last edited by davidpm; 01-28-2014 at 09:48 PM.