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How accurate is science in science fiction?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:15 PM

New film Gravity promises to rekindle the debate over how "hard" - or accurate - science fiction should be. Should film-makers adhere to basic scientific principles, or should audiences just feel the magic instead, asks Peter Ray Allison.

The relationship between science and science fiction has always been tempestuous.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-24518305

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:25 PM

The relationship between REALITY and FANTASY has always been tempestuous. :P I can understand how scientists feel because I often feel the same way when Hollywood takes liberties with history. But to me, science fiction makes science more accessible to idiots like me.

Edited by Child of Bast, 14 October 2013 - 09:26 PM.

'A phantom,' said my Uncle Mycroft, who had just materialised, 'is essentially a heteromorphic wave pattern that gains solidity when the apparition converts thermal energy from the surroundings to visible light. It's a fascinating process and I'm amazed no one has thought of harnessing it - a holographic TV that could operate from the heat given off by an average-size guinea pig.' ~ First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde





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