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Registered: 12-2007
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Pencil Question


Ok, if Objects are indestructible, does that mean that the pencil could not be written with?

It seems that, as it is indestructible, the graphite could not be transferred from the pencil to the paper.

Right?

I assume the same would apply to the pen?

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I would assume that you could not write with the pencil. Similar questions have been raised about the matches and the cigarettes: could you light the matches, could you smoke the cigarettes?

One thing you have to keep in mind is that the series creators did not anticipate the scrutiny we have subjected it to. For example, the Life magazine is dated July 7 1961 when the event took place on May 4 1961. We studied that problem to no end only to learn that it was a prop mix up.
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Maybe you can write with the pencil but the graphite would continually regenerate so it would never wear down.

Think about the objects that do 'function' like the pen. Eventually, you'd think the spring would wear down from clicking it. Or the radio. Electricity flows through it but you'd never have a fuse go out.

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Good point. After all, if a pencil can produce new pennies indefinitely why couldn’t it write indefinitely?

I still think that both the pencil and pen are unusable. As you have noted yourself, the function of the objects is not generally very close to their intended function. If the pencil could write, that would have to be a “power”. How ironic that one of a pencil’s powers might be that it could write!
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quote:

Spikosauropod wrote:

One thing you have to keep in mind is that the series creators did not anticipate the scrutiny we have subjected it to. For example, the Life magazine is dated July 7 1961 when the event took place on May 4 1961. We studied that problem to no end only to learn that it was a prop mix up.



Thank you. I thought I was the only one. I have just bought the mag off ebay, but it took ages to find it since it was dated after the event. Maybe we can come up with a better theory than a prop mix up (Fan made) lol
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Very possibly the July 7 magazine became an object when the original was destroyed in the room (conservation of objects), but any and all theories are welcome. If you can come up with anything comparable to your theory about how Eddie happened to be in the room during the Conroy experiment you will be a hero twice over.
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I just read the Q&A and spotted this theory.. I like it. It makes sence.. maybe even Eddie did it and this is how he knows it will happen.
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