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Old 09-21-2019, 06:12 PM   #9
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Default Re: Campaign Jam: Magic Vrs. Technology

Originally Posted by maximara View Post
Per Niven's Law of "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology." I never bought into the whole Magic vs Technology thing.
I think the defining feature is that Magic involves an element of magical thinking. Sure, sure, mana and ozmic particles provide a sufficient handwave, but Magic is shaped through contagion and as above, so below. Of course, if that works when analyzed rigorously, they become natural laws and can be scienced... but if they vanish when examined, yet function in the field, you'd be hard pressed to unite it with scientific thought.
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