Debate:SMG pseudoscience

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(note: I was going to make the title "Debate:Does Super Mario Galaxy promote pseudoscience?", but the title was too long)

YES, the game obviously promotes pseudoscience[edit]

  1. Super Mario Galaxy gives a false impression of how black holes work. Given the current understanding of how physics functions in real life, if person A watches person B fall into a black hole, they would see person B slow down as they approach the event horizon and appear frozen in time, due to the extreme time dilation caused by the immense gravity. In SMG, when Mario falls into a black hole, the third-person view is that he gets quickly sucked in, which obviously wouldn't be the case in real life. On a side note, one thing the game does get half-right is that the light coming off of Mario when getting pulled in is red; time dilation causes redshifting, though in real life, this would eventually lead to it being invisible to the human eye after a certain point.
  2. SMG promotes an obvious lie about gravity. In the game, the gravity appears to be the same whether you're standing on a massive object or a tiny planet/moon. In real life, more massive objects exert more gravity, requiring greater force to jump towards a certain height. The game ignores this fundamental property of physics.

Unclescrooge (talk) 23:27, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Super Mario Galaxy has this concept of a center of a universe even though such a thing doesn't exist due to how the universe expands itself (everything is moving away from each other). --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 23:29, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Superman promotes pseudoscience, because Krypton is not a real planet. Back to the Future promotes pseudoscience, because flying cars. Kauri0.o (talk) 21:32, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Obviously SMG does not promote pseudoscience, because the game does not imply the events or physics within the game are an accurate representation of reality. Kauri0.o (talk) 21:34, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
Hell in the cartoons, Mario and friends go out of the way to describe Earth as the "Real World", so even they don't believe in their own made-up world. Mario Huh.png --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 21:56, 18 April 2021 (UTC)