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Old 11-23-2008, 09:17 AM
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Default William Kelvin vs. the deva rishi Narada

"The Kelvin scale is named after the British physicist and engineer William Thompson, who wrote of the need for an “absolute thermometric scale”. "

Narada once "got so fed up with the devotees of Shiva and Vishnu squabbling with each other about which of their gods was higher that he decided to resolve the question once and for all."

So here we have 2 men searching for an absolute. Kelvin is searching for a quantifiable scientific answer while Narada is searching for a non-quantifiable emotional answer.

In the end, Kelvin was able to produce his scale. Narada, on the other hand, discovered that Shiva and Vishnu were all part of the same absolute god and that his question was moot.

It's an interesting juxtaposition.

Now the big question is, did Abrams use this kind of symbolism in the same manner as the Wachowski brothers, or did he just think "Narada" and "Kelvin" were cool names?
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I heard his maternal grandfather was named Henry Kelvin.
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