My problem With The X Men

Preston, England
August 11, 2018 1:25pm CST
The X Men superheroes and villains in Marvel comics and movies are mutants, born with genetic switches that turn them into a new, highly developed level of human evolution. My problem with this is A/. It is too instant a transition. B/. They all evolve quite differently. They are clearly not sharing characteristics in most cases (apart from ocassional siblings like Wolverine and Sabretooth). One X-Man (Magneto) evolves power over metal, another (Storm) controls weather, another (Cyclops) has laser beam eyes. Creationists ask why and how apes could suddenly give birth to human infants, and somehow raise them like (orphaned) Mowgli in The Jungle Book. They didn't of course, the changes were incremental of many generations, but the X Men does suddenly see someone born with wings, while another is born with high mind-reading power. It helps to fuel the myth that new species just evolve in one generation, and great diversity. I end up wondering if Creationists like Ken Ham read X-Men comics and think they are reading the Origin Of The Species. Youtube song about science affected evolution - one of the creepiest videos ever - Cerrone - Supernature Arthur Chappell
Cerrone - Supernature (Official Video) Original Video for Cerrone - Supernature (1977) on iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/supernature-cerrone-iii/i...
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@Telynor (1385)
• United States
11 Aug
You might like reading Julian May's Milleu and Exile novels. Creationists drive me right up the walls, they can't cope with science in any way, and the concept of how even time works is baffling. The universe moves slowly, and evolution takes time. I see X-Men as pulp entertainment, right along with Watchmen -- fun entertainment, but that's all. While I am a religious person, I am certainly not a creationist!
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• Preston, England
12 Aug
@Telynor that is a much better position and stance to take - well done
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@Telynor (1385)
• United States
13 Aug
@arthurchappell I try! ;)
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@AliCanary (1852)
11 Aug
Well, it is fiction, so you are expected to suspend your disbelief. It makes more sense than being bitten by a radioactive spider ;)
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• Preston, England
12 Aug
@AliCanary yes true, I always wondered what happened to the Spider and why Peter Parker didn't just die of radiation sickness
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@Kandae11 (40339)
11 Aug
I think some changes are a bit painful - Iike in Wolverine? Or am I imagining it?
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• Preston, England
11 Aug
@Kandae11 Wolverine's metal skeleton was forced on him by a government conspiracy exploiting his indestructible healing nature - he feels pain but he can't die and always heals
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• United States
11 Aug
the problem i have with a lot of mutant superheroes it the ones that change into monsters or something bigger. number one,where does the extra matter come from,and two i think it would eventually blow their cell structures apart.if they changed and stayed that way,maybe.
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• Preston, England
11 Aug
@scarlet_woman yes the change is too accelerated
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@amadeo (78282)
• United States
11 Aug
I have outgrown on this.No interest at all.
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@Courage7 (21075)
• United States
11 Aug
Good video and great points Arthur.I need laser beam eyes in this place here
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@mandala100 (53619)
• Hong Kong
11 Aug
You have a point my friend about the process of mutation.
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@jstory07 (72290)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Aug
These mutations make for good movies and I love the X-men movies.
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• Preston, England
12 Aug
@jstory07 most of the films are good, though a few were disappointing too, X-Men 3, and X-Men Origins - Wolverine were badly done