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  •  True, but to a primitive people (1+ / 0-)
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    Anything more significantly advanced then they were would seem magical and unbelievable.  

    If time travel were possible, and I could go back 500 years with a suitcase full of penicillin or other anti-biotics, I might be seen as a deity

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:43:06 PM PDT

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    •  Though that doesn't really apply once a people (1+ / 0-)
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      develop the concept of science fiction.  For example, if someone waved a magic wand and created entire buildings out of nothing most people would think "insanely advanced technology using TARDIS like (hyper)space compression to fit the moon sized machinery and power source necessary to do that into a thin wand".

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:40:36 AM PDT

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      •  Most people don't even conceive of science (0+ / 0-)

        let alone science fiction.  If someone waved a magic wand and created buildings of nothing and claimed to be an angel, most people who saw it would believe them.  Skeptical inquiries would come later, and would only persist if (a)the magician tolerated them rather than "smiting" the non-believers, and (b)the believers tolerated the questions rather than reacting violently to hearing the miracles they had witnessed questioned.

        Democracy is a habit, not a circumstance.

        by Troubadour on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:51:12 AM PDT

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