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Science Explains: 6 Common Fantasy Tropes

By Steven Romano Nov 14, 2013

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Legitimizing fantasy with scientific fact is like trying to mix oil and water: It just isn’t going to happen, bud! By it’s very definition, the genre is already stretching the limits of rationality and fact, so explaining magic would only result in a self-imposed headache. But if spells, wizards, and dragons were as commonplace as pigeons or computers? How does one hope to put it all in perspective? Read on for six scientific explanations for fantasy tropes!

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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