Historical Fantasy

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Fri Sep 17 08:59:41 EDT 2004


>Paul:
>
>> People seem to have fun coming up with variations on the theme:
>>
>> "Any technology that does not appear magical is insufficiently
>> advanced." - Gregory Benford
>>
>> "Any sufficiently advanced system of magic would be indistinguishable
>> from a technology." - Eric S. Raymond

Charlie:
>I like the slightly more cynical definition of science as 'Magic that
>works!'

Are you suggesting that magic doesn't work?  Tut.


"Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it
to a common reality.
  Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot
ignore.
  The two are rarely compatible."
                          - The Phantom Stranger, Books of Magic Vol.1

Minnow





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