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Old September 4 2008, 11:39 AM   #35
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Re: Ripping the supernatural out of science fiction.

Problems with this notion. First off, that psychic phenomenae are impossible. Reputable scientific types are at the very least open to the possibility.

Second, you want to use present understanding of science ALONE to describe a far future setting, where our understanding will have changed, probably a lot.

So this pining for "scientific purity" is kind of silly.
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