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Old September 4 2008, 10:33 AM   #34
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Re: Ripping the supernatural out of science fiction.

I find psychic abilities far more viable as a sci-fi concept than many things you're rounding out as pseudo-science. Just because warp drive is a machine rather than a giant space whale with ropes tied to it doesn't make it any less fantastical. I may not buy the modern incarnation of telepaths/telekinetics/whatever, but nothing says that a creature can't evolve (or be engineered) to have sensory organs that would act much like psychic powers.
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