2016-09-21, 03:08 PM (ISO 8601)
Barbarian in the Playground
Re: Silly Childhood Misconceptions on Fantasy Elements?
I've often thought that fantasy worlds probably run off debunked science. For example, the presence of the (ever increasing number of) elemental planes suggests a different elemental system, closer to the classical system than Mendeleev's. The existence of alchemists and elementals suggests that proto-sciences work just fine. Magical healing runs off "positive energy", just as today's psychic healers will tell you it does, and medical scientists won't. The possibility of half-dragon suggests that genetics is not behaving itself at all.
Originally Posted by Enixon
The entire world is controlled by 5 Platonic solids, after all...