At the Black Rock when Artz decides to lecture the group on the instability of old dynamite, and the properties of nitroglycerin he blows up. Here are my questions concerning this scene using the parameters of science and logic.
Since Artz knows about the safe handling of dynamite, why does he choose the stick that is LATHERED in crystallized nitroglycerin when we later see that Jack and Locke have a choice of sticks that are not coated or have far less crystals in the same box?
What caused detonation of the stick in Artz's hand. Heat or motion?
If the Artz's stick denotated because of the cooling effect of the the wet shirt why did it not have the same reaction when the surving group did the same? Remember that at least one stick was still in an unstable state when Kate tossed it down the hole later to help release Locke.
Why is the box still there, along with the rest of the group if heat and motion are the answers after Artz disengrates?
Why didn't Kate blow up, she was moved more then Artz if motion was the problem for Artz? Or the dynamite mules in the journey to the hatch?
IMO it doesn't make sense for the writers to set the groundwork for the dangers of old dynamite via Artz, then have him exibt the worse decision in his choice of sticks. He then blows up and creates a shock wave that knocks the group on their duffs, as his body parts spread in directions from an destablization of nitroglycerin wich has a speed that is between 4,900 to 25,400 feet per second. We see the shock waves effect and that parts of Artz indeed become projectiles yet this is not enough to cause the box of sticks to chain react at his minimal distance from it. There should be a big hole where they were. No survivors. And if this could be explained away how does it the explanation account for the boom stick Kate dropped or the return trip to the hatch.
Since I did conduct some research
concerning old dynamite, crystallized nitroglycerin, accidents caused by the prior, safe disposal of unstable explosives and enough search parameters that probably have my IP flaged by Homeland Security now :eek , I would enjoy responding posts that try to give a logical or science based explanation. Please.
Said a different way Please
use science or logic to explore the issue in this thread, if unable to do so THEN post your conclusion in your pet thread as support that indeed something is up that could be explained by in (insert thread title here)
( I like to listen hears a rumble in the forum.." who are they to ask not to post the m-theory, p-theory, n-theory, jin theory, inverse theory, disconect theory, alternate reality theory, tesseract, it just a tv show, the numbers , etc.. in this thread..Bah.:rolleyes "...
hmmm...(ILTL thinks)..I must create pressure valve as this is asking alot from theorist from ILTL...Got it!..)
Artz jokes are the exception as long as based on science or logic.