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12 Scientific Inaccuracies in Prometheus

By Becky Ferreira May 14, 2013

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The Handy Operation Bot

The Movie: Shaw totally freaks out about the alien baby that somehow found its way into her belly (something to do with black goo?). She locks herself into the handy robotic operating system to have it removed, only to find out the bot is designed for men only. So she just tells it to rip open her abdomen and leaves it at that.

Real Life: The reproductive system is the only major difference between male and female bodies, so it would be super-easy to make a unisex operation-bot. Teach the robot about the uterus and be done with it! That aside, we love how the robot's Caesarian section consisted of rooting around in Shaw's stomach with about as much precision as one of those claw arcade games. There are a lot of organs in the abdomen, and they do important things! You can't simply dunk your paws in there and hope for the best.

Tags: movies, science, slideshows, reviews, prometheus, space, nasa

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