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Old January 7 2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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Re: Difference between Q and Harry Potter wizards?

Asbo Zaprudder wrote: View Post
Clarke's 3rd Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Exactly. Which means that the Potter wizards could also be using technology in combination with their inherited traits.

I assume the Q use technology whereas Harry Potter and friends channel some latent natural energy through possession of a genome that doesn't express Muggleness. I've never been remotely interested in reading the books or watching the films so this is my uninformed speculation. Even the Q get pretty tiresome...
There is no dialogue in Trek that leads us to believe the Q use technology. In fact, the episode where Amanda Rogers is discovered as a Q - implies like with Potter - it's channeled and inherited power.
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