Science in Fantasy - Recorded

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Panel
When:
5:00 PM, Friday 12 Feb 2021 EST (1 hour)
Where:
Marina Ballroom   Virtual session
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FantasyScience & TechnologyWriting / Business of Writing
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Every universe, real or imagined, is held together by laws of nature. Let's call them, oh, scientific principles. Then there's the supernatural. Suppose your story is in a world, and it’s a magical world. Mustn't it still have its own scientific principles, many of them identical to ours? Maybe with exceptions like, "Gravity until a witch sails a cow onto your hat"? And even magic can have its own (super)natural laws. How might Magicalworldians explore their universe, make scientific discoveries, and formulate scientific laws? Will they inevitably recapitulate our own trip from superstition to totes scientifically based theory of everything?

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Tamora Pierce LLC
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Smith College
L. Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre, Smith College

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