Talk:From the Earth to the Moon
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|WikiProject Science Fiction||(Rated Start-class, High-importance)|
In the Disneyland Paris, it is stated "The attraction's exterior was designed using a Verne era retro-futuristic influence".
The article says "Verne gives the exact position as 27°7' northern latitude and 5°7' western longitude" and then gives some vague explanation that places this in Florida. The specified location defined by these coordinates is near the western edge of a vast desert in Algeria. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:44, 3 July 2010 (UTC)email@example.com
There's far too much information about Space Mountain. This is the wrong article for it. Also, "fabulous" has no place in an encyclopedia article. --Drogo Knotwise 20:03, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
What is the picture supposed to be of? Even looking at the larger size, I can't see anything resembling the columbiad (or much of anything at all, for that matter). I think we should find a better pic, but short of that I have to say I think having no picture at all would still be better than this. Kafziel 18:18, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
- I've replaced it with two pics from the same edition, one of the projectile and one of the columbiad going off. Kafziel 21:32, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
A fallacy in From E to M?
If I remember from the footnotes a long time ago, E to M contains a fallacy about the Earth rising over the 'horizon' of the moon. To whit: from the surface of the moon the earth doesn't rise, it stays where it is and changes phase. If you are on the back of the moon , you never see Earth. If you're in the middle of the 'front', Earth sits overhead.--Eddie | Talk 09:10, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
Should this article really link to the american civil war? The book, as humor is used, describes the war simply as a way to test their cannons. I don't think a link here is appropriate.
- Also, the name of the cannon as The Columbiad refers to this Columbiad.
- The cannon was never referred by a name, to tell the truth. It was called a Columbiad as a way of labeling the genre it came from of cannons.
- THis article states that the gun club was interested in weapons of all sorts, especially cannons. I would suggest that weapons be changed to firearms. Thanks, Independent147 (talk) 21:39, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
The original title of Chapter VI is "Ce qu'il n'est pas possible d'ignorer et ce qu'il n'est plus permis de croire dans les États-Unis". Most copies of the book I have found use the proper translation - something along the lines of "What is Impossible Not to Know and What It Is No Longer Permissible to Believe in the United States". However, I have found one version, a translation by Edward Roth, who translates the title to "Which Lady Readers Are Requested To Skip." Does anyone know why? Thanks in advance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kodachrome22 (talk • contribs) 18:57, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
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Verne doesn't understand Newtonian physics
Article mentions the impossibility of humans being fired from a cannon to the Moon, which would of course turn them into a red sludge at the base of the rocket. Talk page also mentions Verne's silly mistake of having an Earthrise from the Moon, when the Moon of course always has the same face to the Earth. But I also remember scenes in which furniture moves to the back of the rocket as it leaves Earth, and then moves to the front when the Moon's gravity becomes stronger than the Earth's. This shows that Verne did not understand Newton. Was this because the French were upset that Newton was British, and so persevered with other models? In other works, Verne shows himself as being exceedingly ignorant of science, even as it was known in his day. He is possibly one of the most inept scientists of to adopt the science-fiction genre. Should there be some elaboration of this in this article? Myles325a (talk) 11:56, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
- In "All Around the Moon", he assumes that weightlessness is experienced only at L1. Considering the amount of time dedicated to science and math, it is amazing that he misses so badly on fundamental concepts. Maybe I'm being harsh since he didn't grow up watching astronauts float around in space. I think a subsection listing these errors would be a good addition to the articles on these books. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:41, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
- I've read somewhere that it was widely thought among scientists at the time that "weightlessness" only occurred at L1. I don't know if that's true, but if it is, Verne is surely forgiven. Concerning Earthrises, they occur near the edge of the Moon (as seen from the Earth), due to the libration, as well as of course for an astronaut travelling around the Moon. I don't know, though, in which context Verne mentions Earthrise... Fomalhaut76 (talk) 19:19, 22 September 2013 (UTC)