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The Three Body Problem > The three body problem itself (may contain spoilers)

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message 1: by Pratik (new)

Pratik Patel (ppatel) | 4 comments There were a few things that baffled me about book and its treatment of "the three body problem." Perhaps there is something fundamental that I'm not understanding.

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message 2: by Tassie Dave, S&L Historian (new)

Tassie Dave | 3511 comments Mod
As the month is over, I will forego the spoiler tags.

1) One faction of the ETO (Adventists) wanted the Trisolarans to come to earth and punish mankind. If the Three Body Problem was solved they would have no need to come here.

2) Once the Trisolarans decide that the Three Body Problem is unsolvable, they have the game shut down. There is no reason for other scientist to work on it outside the game as the Trisolarans are already on there way. Solving it (which had already been declared impossible) served no useful purpose.

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