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I can actually imagine that... fionwe1987 Send a noteboard - 03/08/2011 07:41:24 AM
Can you imagine what a powerful wizard would accomplish with a high level physics degree and a strong grasp of more-than-basic mathematics? :P

This is explored in a decent piece of fan-fiction called "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality". In it, Petunia is married to an Oxford professor, and she's one too, and they adopt Harry and are very loving parents. Harry is a boy genius who, by the age of 11, knows quite a bit about the scientific method, rationality, psychology, genetics and physics. So when he finds out he's a wizard, he goes to Hogwarts intent on figuring out the physics of magic. Much hilarity follows, as Harry and his super intelligent rival/best friend Hermione try doing precisely that.

It isn't flawless, but certainly a cool exploration of the world.
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anti science mindset in fantasy? - 31/07/2011 07:32:16 PM 922 Views
I disagree.. - 31/07/2011 10:34:29 PM 941 Views
Just wanna say - 31/07/2011 10:52:17 PM 794 Views
Uhh... - 31/07/2011 11:31:29 PM 825 Views
Re: Uhh... - 01/08/2011 02:00:56 AM 944 Views
Shields stop physical things.. - 01/08/2011 05:16:28 AM 835 Views
if the books mention that specifically, fine then - 02/08/2011 12:14:47 AM 763 Views
Oh I forgot to mention - 02/08/2011 12:34:45 AM 678 Views
well that's cool as hell!! - 02/08/2011 01:27:24 PM 691 Views
Again, read the books... - 02/08/2011 07:15:27 AM 853 Views
Anti-science - 02/08/2011 01:36:04 PM 857 Views
That doesn't make it anti-science... - 02/08/2011 02:56:58 PM 785 Views
Re: That doesn't make it anti-science... - 02/08/2011 09:56:41 PM 827 Views
Because... - 03/08/2011 04:21:43 AM 935 Views
a note on the "Anti-Muggle Technlogy"attitude... - 03/08/2011 05:44:05 AM 683 Views
I can actually imagine that... - 03/08/2011 07:41:24 AM 857 Views
Thanks for proving again that books are better than movies... *NM* - 01/08/2011 12:17:26 AM 269 Views
LOL, I'll get to the books eventually *NM* - 01/08/2011 01:52:10 AM 306 Views
I should apologize - 02/08/2011 01:39:03 PM 733 Views
Well it sounds to me like you're not thinking about the term "science" correctly. - 03/08/2011 05:29:42 AM 624 Views
personally, I've always seen SF as a sub genre of Fantasy - 03/08/2011 07:02:02 AM 798 Views
Other way around, actually - 03/08/2011 05:29:07 PM 726 Views
the librarians Know Nothing - 04/08/2011 01:24:33 AM 854 Views
Agreed. WoT is anoher example... - 03/08/2011 07:45:25 AM 917 Views

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