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Science bending. be gentle, buy glasses. BENDING, TIME THE LAST SCIENTIST ello Funnyjunk, This is my take on Avatar 'bending' after thinking about this for a lo

be gentle, buy glasses

ello Funnyjunk,
This is my take on Avatar 'bending' after thinking about this for a
long time... I always thought there was NO REASON AT ALL that
Aang, using the power , couldn' t technically manipulate all
the elements simultaneously. As I thought about it more and
more, I noticed a link between all bending at its core, in what
makes it 'possible', per say. That link is Oxygen. Therefore, in
the name of (!!!), I have analyzed Nickelodeon' s Avatar
scientifically using what we' re given related to previously
established facts with a sound basis. Enjoy, and thumb
for part two. SCIENCE + BENDING TIME, a ton of reading (I
really mean a lot...) so ifyou don' t want to read this all...
if you can bend you are just manipulating oxygen and
energy in unique ways, the only way that separates the
bending elements is how it is utilized and applied.
by buddum or Funnyjnk (h_ % )
teal free to circulate around the web, who gives a damn about credit anyways?
lust do not claim it as your own...
oral the types or bending, the correlation between '' and the
ability to waterboard is seen most straight forward in water For those or you that
aren' t familiar with water, it is represented in chemistry as HAY, the bond between
two Hydrogen atoms (H) and one oxygen atom (a) Ila bender can control oxygen
on an atomic level, they control water, and water is the bond dihydrogen to oxygen
atoms, the bond between the Hydrogen and oxygen is very polar covalent, by the way
but you don' t realty need to understand that unless you plan to look lunger into this)
Controlling water is easily achieved e although not usually with many
characteristics bloater can be regulated According to a very Insightful user on the
net forums, many ofthe controls are" Plausible and realism)”
The , Master_ , concluded " can control water
pressure to shape their water, to make waves or blasts, to cut or to soothe water
pressure is something that can realistically be controlled in real lire They can also
control the matter phase bloater, again something controllable in real Me," an accurate
depiction water pressure is no doubt manipulated erroneously by
someone who can operate water at a molecular depth Phase changes in water are
also play a major role in keg ice and mist) and can be explained
by a benders ability to control energy (also a mam lemurs: );
however, ; is more literal than the series might allude to when referring
to energy, wearer to Kinetic Energy ( = x mix), which is the energy an object
possesses due torts motion, to paraphrase that even more, the particles move raster
Willey are hot and slower Willey are
cold 9 in turn this causes them to
heat between phases or nearly non
moving (solid), to free flowing but
rav. r, connected (liquid), until the hottest
T’ phases overtire freedom and
lacking any demote volume (gas)
that .
j. n. uni'.‘ ° C "m with ultimate power over energy
e.. alioni. (Kinetic Energy), a waterbender
could shift the controlled water
Mia... between the states almaster ahwell
Supernatural control over oxygen and energy could theoretically control water pressure,
change the phases bloater to ice or steam, and do everything a waterbender does
Dirt, stone, sand or Earth whatever you preferred term; , is all the same when
beaten down to the bare essentials All rock has Imperfections, much as all metal has
imperfections which led to Tomi Erelong' s discovery or (those
imperfections no doubt being the elements associated with ) 'Rok is
made or many different things, but the Earth is mainly composed Ma few elements
The composition ' s chemical composition by mass is
34 , 29 5% oxygen, is as Sutton, 12 was mm, 2 as l as Smut 0516 rm
Approximately thirty percent is oxygen, in context that is A LOT However, we occupy a
tiny portion ofthe Earth while the core ofthe Earth is enormous, the crust is truthfully
what matters here This chart shows the composition ofthe Earth' s crust
oxide Ireland
so; lees
cwon' t delve too much deeper into this surged, as t lacks much depth oral the types
or bending, , is very bare Earthbenders utilize imperfections or rock (oxides or an
element) to lift, and throw Tomi has shown proficiency in because she
can Teel' the rock as opposed to see t, and therefore reels the imperfection and
composition ofthe rock directly Earthbenders do not undergo complicated chemical
reactions or utilize energy to alter the state eitheir bending
Accuse link round between Oxygen' s impedance to bending is round in hie,
the process hie Fire necessitates three things, which are
outlined in what is known as the Fire jsource or
Mat, without which hie cannot start, a Fuel to be burnt and
sustain the burning process, Oxygen, without which hie can
neither begin nor continue Firebenders have demonstrated on
many occasions the ability to control thermal energy (e g
Avatar Roku melting the chains holding ' s merits without
burning them, or the ability or to dissipate hie
attacks directed towards them) and therefore must have
absolute control over heat Fuel poses an unanswerable question, which leaves a
substantial gap in this theory, because Firebenders aren' t burning any visible my
source: we will ignore this for now, as we do not know much about Firebending.
An oxidant is needed to have any kind or hie - oxygen would provide rm
that, combustion Reactions consist Ma reactant involving Hydrogen (in some cases a
Hydrocarbon) and , always reacts with Ch (Oxygen) to produce mo (water) and
Mat/ energy Here' s a clear demonstration
2 Hg r an -r 2 motor ' hunt
The Flest reaction demonstrates the reaction ora Hydrocarbon with Oxygen to produce
water vapor and carbon dioxide [Coa) aild energy, and the second reaction is Simple
combusken, which involves the reaction dihydrogen with oxygen to produce water
vapor and energy Keep in mind the importance control (as seen in
as well as the oxygen control, and also the role carbon in Hydrocarbons
plays; the Hydrocarbon has vital implications on the ability to bend, and the limits or
bender control on elements
wind is the movement Ma gas, and in Earth' s circumstance wind is
bulk movement or air Please, let me disperse all ambiguity on the matter, so nobody is
unclear or uneducated on the matter air and oxygen are two completely diligent
things. Although oxygen is a component clan, aims a collection orgasms in
Earth' s atmosphere However, that does not mean oxygen Isn' t relatable to air,
control over oxygen would give substantial control over Wind’ power Here is a pie
chart ofthe composition ofthe Atmosphere brearth (Haws nitrogen, ' is oxygen and
Ar' is Argon), and next to , is a chart ofthe composition ofthe atmosphere by gas
volume (I will cut Millie bottom, because its imi@ )
loot: Volume
ween ml 9. 340 WW ( wine)
lagoon dioxide may (% l
Now that Oxygen' s importance has been established, the obvious next step
is to understand what an has at their disposal Aang has shown
on many occasions an ability to control the world around him with ?
keg the infamous ') In the same episode, he jumps an
enormous height, and gently flmhr with Horseriding He also
utilized t rm mobility, such as movement (air scooter) and night (' s air
glider) This implies Airbenders have masterruy control over air speed and air
resistance Normal objects apply to the laws or physics and drag, or air
resistance Airbenders, referring to air as a mid, manipulate the mid in an
omens path to increase velocity
This was written in under an hour -, itwas deeply and
planned on my halal! This is just my personal theory, not trying to say ts tact but
merely a Scientific / pessimal interpretation This is purely a work or Notion,‘
obviously _benders or any sort no I will elaborate lunger on the
implications , and the impedance or secondary elements (mainly
Carbon) in 3 4 roams unbending Also, part II will include the secondary roams
on bending to each ofthe bending roams, excluding , along with more
scientisi support
REMEMBER Although this is my / E OPINION, , is possible to be
OBJECTIVELY mane Please hoary me or any loopholes in my
theories or anything that can prove me wrong, so loan amend it and
learn to add onto this theory Also, it you have anything to add, please
leave a comment and let me know!
I mean I' ll probably write this
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#55 - dbanks
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User avatar #5 - nichsell
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Wow this was really good, and extremely well thought out.

Now if you can somehow find out 'HOW' they bend the element. Than we can have scientists work on tempering with our DNA to have the trait that will allow us to bend the elements, and then everyone can become a bender!
User avatar #12 to #5 - burnitall
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Your comment made me think of Bioshock.
User avatar #14 to #12 - buddum [OP]
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oh god what have i done
User avatar #1 - fabledmocker **User deleted account**
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You just ******* logic'd the **** out of me.
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User avatar #74 - jokeface
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isnt there a lot of hydrogen in the air? if firebenders can control hydrogen they can use that as fuel can't they?
#75 to #74 - buddum [OP]
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part 2 :D
User avatar #76 to #75 - jokeface
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User avatar #17 - ryapr
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unless air bending is actually nitrogen
water is hydrogen
fire is combustion and oxygen
and earth is carbon
User avatar #21 to #17 - heartlessrobot
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Then earthbenders could bend living creatures.
User avatar #22 to #21 - ryapr
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well, carbon was a weak example, it's late hear, but the point remains, the bendings can be easily separated
User avatar #37 to #17 - ThatsMyJizz
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My thoughts exactly.

My thought is

air: nitrogen
water: H2O (don't forget, if we're going to the scientific about this, it's ******* hard to manipulate small or unstable molecules. H2O is extremely stable).
earth: need to think about this more. Carbon is a bad example, anything living is made of carbon... People bending?
fire: Super heating air. Fire is just rapid oxidation and oxidation happens errwhere. super heating causes oxidation to happen faster
User avatar #18 to #17 - vatra
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You have a good point, that would explain why only the avatar could learn all four types of bending.
#85 - denonymous
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big words make tiny head go ppbbbbth
big words make tiny head go ppbbbbth
User avatar #53 - mcstorms
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meh 5/10 at least your trying , but the truth is bending is about the ability to use certain chakras to control the elements
User avatar #58 to #53 - buddum [OP]
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this = science
chakra = does not actually exist
User avatar #60 to #58 - mcstorms
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Avatar= does not actually exist
people can dodge lightning with relative ease = Physics not of our world
Chakra= belived by some and not by others
User avatar #61 to #60 - buddum [OP]
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Avatar = does not actually exist
people that can dodge lightining = physics of our world, but near impossible
chakra = does not exist. simple as that. how is this even debatable?
User avatar #62 to #61 - mcstorms
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people can dodge lightning with relative ease =Physics not of our world

"people that can dodge lightining = physics of our world, but near impossible "

people can dodge lightning with relative ease =/=physics of our world, but near impossible

In conclusion Physics not of our world

Chakra very well could exist and we could be ignorant to it's presence. Chakra is spiritual science is the opposite so it stands to reason we will never discover it through science.
#63 to #62 - buddum [OP]
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spiritual science...
User avatar #64 to #63 - mcstorms
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Science is science we will never discover spiritual entity through it. it's the equivalent of having a church for atheism
User avatar #65 to #64 - buddum [OP]
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science can't discover "spiritual entity" because it doesn't exist.

atheism doesn't need a church because it's not a separate belief. its a common misconception that atheism is a united belief in no god. Rather, atheism is a lack in belief altogether. theres no point in a church because they dont need, want, or believe in the need of churches.

please, stop mixing your 'spirit' with my science.
User avatar #66 to #65 - mcstorms
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You sir are the highest tier of idiot Id even go out of my way to say full blown retard.

Only a fool would say that. Is there a possibility? Absa ******* lutely . Is it likely ? not at all, but could it exist why yes it could. However one will not know of spirits until we are dead.

My point exactly Spiritual beliefs are like atheism in that they are completely separate from science as atheism is from religion.

"please, stop mixing your 'spirit' with my science." = my favorite part of this conversation. even an idiot knows you're being a hypocrite. I applied my "spirit" to your science becuase you used science on something that is spiritually based, but i guess from the opposite end of the spectrum it's not so much fun. bending is achieved from channeling your spirit and using your chakra. There is a different chakra for every bending style , and only the avatar can unlock them all. Hence he can use all four styles of bending. Science has nothing to do with it.
User avatar #67 to #66 - buddum [OP]
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I'm the idiot? I'm not even sure you understand what science REALLY is by this point...

yes, I am using science to explain something spiritually based, but that is the purpose of science you bumbling idiot. To disperse misconceptions, or in this case provide an alternative, to the spirit explanation, which is ultimately a cop-out; anybody can say "this happens because spirits said so!" it is something else to provide a scientific analysis of what might actually be happening. You say "from the opposite end of the spectrum it's not so much fun," but how does that even make sense when put into context? Alright, I'll follow your logic and do this backwards:
Everything in the universe is made of atoms. However, if we look very not closely at this, we can in fact see that everything is a creation of spirit magic! using our well planned imaginations, we have made make-belief names for the different aspects of existence.
very scientific of you, indeed. it has everything to do with science when it's a** science post** you ******* idiot.
User avatar #68 to #67 - mcstorms
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Your a moron you really are.
I was simply saying I did what you did yet your telling me not to do it. I was further cementing how your a hypocrite. You want reasons? It's not a ******* cop out its whats there and that's all that's there.
Also everything in the universe isn't made of atoms everything in the universe is made from neutrons protons and electrons ... actually we can go further then that and say it is really quarks and electrons that make up everything in the universe.

Your last sentence made absolute no sense and it hurts trying to decipher it.

Also if you don't know where Fire benders get their fuel You sir are a moron. Why? becuase it has been explained multiple times through out the series.
User avatar #70 to #68 - buddum [OP]
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okay, first things first: none of your first paragraph made any sense, the entirety was incoherent babbling of a butthurt dumbfag who lost an argument and can't cope with disagreements outside his sheltered bubble-life where he can always tell himself he's right, simply "because." I suppose the spirit people gifted you with your infallible wisdom?

I don't know what's not clear about that sentence... I'm basically adressing when you said "Science has nothing to do with it." My point was that science has EVERYTHING to do with it, because I'm talking in science terms, not lay mans terms or religious terms as you seem to prefer.

How does not knowing where they get their fuel make me a moron? Scientifically, there's nothing they could potentially manipulate to spontaneously combust the area directly above their palm. I haven't looked much into it, because I planned that explanation for Part II, but if you're so smart why don't you tell me? Please cite your source, I don't recall where or when they could've mentioned the Firebender's fuel source. Just one example would be fine, pretty please_ oh great wise one_ !
User avatar #72 to #70 - mcstorms
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Your seriously an idiot. I was saying how you responded to what you quoted wrong. You misinterpreted what i said. YOU applied science to spirits I applied spirits to your science. So I am on the opposite side of the spectrum

Ah I see. Th way you worded made it hard to comprehend and read. You cant apply science to spirits it's just that simple you keep trying to , but it wont work.

"Scientifically, there's nothing they could potentially manipulate to spontaneously combust the area directly above their palm." - Exactly
Fire benders use their own body heat as fuel. Which in every aspect is physically impossible.
#73 to #72 - buddum [OP]
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I understood what you said perfectly right... I think you're the one misinterpreting ME. I decided to look at things from your perspective, and work backwards to apply spirits to science (a futile effort, which leads only to further convolution of human understanding and digression of human knowledge). I showed you what this post would look like if I was interpreting something scientific from your perspective, the spiritual perspective.

...I don't even know how to respond to this. It is so utterly nonsensical. Are you trying to say you cannot apply science to supposed 'spirit knowledge'?

I'm pretty sure by this point you haven't even read my ******* content. Heat isn't a fuel. Look at the damn triangle, I'm not even making you read. The heat is accounted for, and the oxygen is accounted for. And if you're saying it's physically impossible, how in the bloody hell am I a moron for not thinking of a clever fuel source when it has supposedly been said countless times in the series, although you failed to cite a single source actually relating to fuel or any mention of it.

I'm sorry, but your logic is lacking in every regard...
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