Post by David Johnston
What's the subgenre of a fantasy with no magic system?
Somebody told me this is the sci-fi genre, but that doesn't feeeel right
because there are no futuristic or technological elements.
That's a good question.
'the power of apparently influencing the course of events
by using mysterious or supernatural forces.'
"suddenly, as if by magic, the doors start to open"
"the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things
that are impossible or improbable.
"his research had moved into the realm of fantasy"
If I were to assert that just using the tips of our fingers
it's possible to wield the power of a God, changing
the world in fundamental ways, and show that it's
scientifically possible, would that qualify
as fantasy without magic?
The science of becoming a 'super-hero' or even a God?
Would that qualify?
The process of emergence deals with the fundamental question:
“how does an entity come into existence?”
In a process of emergence we observe something (for instance
the appearance of order or organization) and ask how this
is possible, since we assume causality: every effect
should have a cause. The surprising aspect in a process
of emergence is the observation of an effect without
an apparent cause.
Although the process of emergence might look mysterious, there
is nothing mystical, magical or unscientific about it.
5 Viral Videos Which Actually Changed the World
"Never before has the Internet, and social media in particular,
become a more powerful tool in the hands of everyday people
and journalists/social commenters are struggling to keep up
with this rapidly changing, virgin landscape. The above
five video movements are just the start of this online
revolution; it remains to be seen the new ways in which
viral videos will change pop culture and the collective
public consciousness in years to come."
Is this definition talking about COVID or viral social
media effects, both of which have changed the world in
npj quantum materials
Defining emergence in physics
"The term emergent is used to evoke collective behaviour
of a large number of microscopic constituents that is
qualitatively different than the behaviours of the
A Universal Physics-Based Model Describing COVID-19 Dynamics in Europe
The presented work is based on the fundamental notion of
universality (universality classes), which is a basic concept
in the physics of critical phenomena . According to
this, systems sharing no common structures and features
at all may demonstrate the same dynamic behavior; in the
case of critical phenomena, this is expressed through
the existence of exponents in scaling laws.
Who started COVID, the question of our day?
Who started a social movement that 'went viral'?
Or more specifically ask how the death of say
George Floyd or Christ rocked the entire world
for years and even millennia while so many other
deaths went almost unnoticed?
Was it magic? Were they fantastic events?
Post by David Johnston
Like, they're just different cultures and races. Maybe there's a dragon,
but it's just a flying lizard. Maybe when people die they turn into
trees. Maybe their planet is hollow and they live inside it.
But there's no magic. No one's brewing potions, chanting spells, or
drawing summoning circles. Just make-believe nations and imaginative
stuff that can't exist in the real world.
Think Six of Crows minus Grisha stuff.
That person also said this makes those fantasy races aliens?? Is that
Here's the thing. You don't need a name for that subgenre because it's
not a subgenre. No genre or subgenre is defined just by what it lacks.
Nobody needs a special label for isekai stories where the protagonist
doesn't have a harem, or science fiction that doesn't include space
travel, or mystery stories that don't have a murder.
BIG LIE From Wiki - "The German expression was coined by Adolf Hitler
when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, to describe the use of a lie
so *colossal* that no one would believe that someone "could have the
impudence to distort the truth so infamously."