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Topic: SF and scientific realism

From: Bob Porter
Location: USA
Date: 08/23/2011

Does science fiction tend to be inspired by science, or a reaction to it -- like intelligent design? I wonder if the genre isn't defined by tropes incompatible with scientific realism.

Re: SF and scientific realism

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/25/2011

Science itself on occasion strays beyond past generations' concepts of "scientific realism," witness the current brouhaha about FTL neutrinos... Real, or not? We'll see!

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