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    replied to Question for Ian Watson
    In short, if we're positing a setting in which certain people can develop the potential to control quantum energies with their minds, it's not to much of a longshot to suggest that even ordinary people interact with the fundamental forces of the universe in extremely subtle ways that are indistinguishable from happenstance, yet that some of those seemingly ordinary people are a bit more "keyed in" than others, so that those forces just seem to line up for them even when they don't consciously do anything to cause it.
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    replied to what is taking so long?
    Yes, the system is taking longer to develop, but it's going to be a hell of a lot more coherent and usable out the gate. I too am eager to see the new Trinity, but that's a fair trade.
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    replied to What would the Gods think.
    Gods change with the times. Ancient Greek culture doesn't exist anymore, and it changed considerably over the course of antiquity. Pederasty arose among the aristocracy at a particular point for particular reasons related to power dynamics and prescriptive gender roles, and in time it disappeared as a practice. There's nothing essentially Greek about it. Moreover, there's no reason to believe that the cultures of the ancient Greeks and their gods were identical in all respects to begin with, as evidenced by the frequency with which mortals in ancient Greek literature express mystification at the...
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    Last edited by Black Flag; 02-28-2017, 04:40 PM.

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