Presses 1 *NM*

by General Vagueness @, The Vault of Sass, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 14:59 (4075 days ago) @ Ragashingo

That rant was... not very clear. Do you dislike the concept of magic in general or just badly explained magic / technology? I've always thought of the third law to mean that technology, without explination, would seem like magic to those that don't understand it. This web board and how what I type can flow over air and wires so others can read it would seem like magic to even the smartest person a few hundred years ago. I don't get all your might as wells. That technology can seem magical to some people doesn't have to be complex or story breaking.

You're right. What I don't like is using the principle of Clarke's third law (which is how you described it) to justify having things in a story that's ostensibly sci-fi, and not really explaining them, without a (really) good reason.

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