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Old September 28 2012, 02:54 PM   #70
Ian Keldon
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Re: Is fantasy more popular than science fiction? If so why?

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So, still pretty implausible. Like orcs.
No, just not "do-able"...yet. "not yet achievable" =/= "implausable" or "fantasy" or any other such word.
The same could be argued for making "orcs" with genetic engineering. We just lack the specific genetic understanding and technological means to realize that.
After having done a little research into what is being done with genetic engineering right now, it turns out that NEITHER is particularly "implausible". While we cannot make a true"pig-man", we are making pigs that have human-compatible blood, for example.

So "orcs" not do-able, but not fantasy. Same with warp drive. Both entirely plausible extrapolations of science.
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