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Re: Ear drums

Post by BabelFish42 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:19 pm

loosonghan wrote:
Ellimist wrote:It's definitely a KASU. Although it seems totally absurd that the Yeerks can enter into the brain through the ear, without penetrating the ear drum. :roll:
Can't be.
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for people who did not, cannot or will not go to the website above, capnnerefir explains
While the ear drum may, in fact, be in the way, it is an established fact within the universe of the series that Yeerks can, in fact, enter your brain that way. This is consistent throughout the series and in no way conflicts with other facts of the series, nor is it ever contradicted by something in-universe.
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Ok, so it's not a KASU, but it could still be a physical impossibility.
Menno wrote:But as far as the yeerks entering through the eardurm, my understanding is that they can squish and stretch their bodies to pass through spaces even a hair's width. Is the eardrum firmly attached to the inner ear on its entire circumference? I don't know, but if so, I would guess that the yeerks pass through the eardrum via an osmosis-like process. Really, with the insane sh*t that so many REAL parasites do (look up Guinea worm, tongue-eating louse, horsehair worm), is it really so farfetch'd to imagine a parasite that can pass the eardrum?
The ear drum (tymphanic membrane) is airtight, which is how fluid can get trapped behind it during ear infections. BUT, you can make an incision in the ear drum without making a person lose their sense of hearing, if you make the incision in the right place. In fact, surgeons do this sometimes for kids with chronic ear infections. It's called a myringotomy.

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So maybe Yeerks do something like that?

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Re: Ear drums

Post by Tobias_Marco » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:37 pm

Snoopy wrote:I agree… entering through the ear does seem a little far fetched. There’s no way anything could get to the brain without seriously damaging the internal structures of the ear.

As far as humans go, I would think the best way to enter the brain would be through the nose. (Yes, I know it's disgusting…) But think about it. There’s no really important organs in the way, just a little bit of bone between the nasal cavity and the brain. Of course, if this were the case then it would be physically impossible for a Yeerk to infest an Andalite…
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Re: Ear drums

Post by freebooksftw » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:54 pm

interesting

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Re: Ear drums

Post by thirdfloornorth » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:42 pm

I always thought it should be more like the Goa'uld from Stargate: Through the base of the neck, or even through the back of the throat. Ear never made sense, all things considered.

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Re: Ear drums

Post by SamilinCorrathGahar » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:30 pm

<Well it is a lot faster than to go in through the feet, and in the case of Andalites, it is a lot safer for the Yeerks.>
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Re: Ear drums

Post by sdsnl » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:59 am

I guess it wouldn't matter. Assuming the Yeerks need the ability to hear in their natural state...they should have ears right? So they could just listen with their own ears; there's no need to use the hosts'. Just like if I were hiding in a box, I don't need the box to have ears for me to hear what's outside. I just need relatively sensitive ears since the box would block out some sound. I bet the Yeerks would have the technology to make hearing aids, if their hearing isn't all that great.

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Re: Ear drums

Post by Tobias_Marco » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:40 am

<...Yeerk ears would be designed for hearing under 'water' and not for hearing through 'air', most life forms that live on land (who aren't insects) have ears that are vaguely bowl shaped to collect sound.>
<I think that tapping into the hosts ears would be a lot better for them than listening through the skull/box.>
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Re: Ear drums

Post by ronthomas45 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:08 am

very good case in point there is not anatomical way they can do this...just a KAsU

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Re: Ear drums

Post by Tobias_Marco » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:24 am

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Re: Ear drums

Post by Struthious » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:14 pm

I imagine, as Yeerks are quite porous slugs that can absorb Kadrona rays by swimming in a pool one must assume that they are not entirely solid creatures. As such their biological makeup is one that is kind of like a viscous liquid that can subtly alter is shape as required. I mean it's not like when it's in a persons head it can make more room for itself in the skull by getting rid of parts of brain, so it's kind of of assumed that they can merge themselves with the brain of their host.If they can essentially bond with their host via osmosis, why would it be so hard to imagine that the same principle can be applied to passing through the ear drum where no actual damage is caused the yeerk just has to seep through the membrane that is the inner ear.
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