You have faster than light travel? That's incredible, do you know how it works? (Although, it seems a bit off-topic, perhaps we should start a Technology section in News and Information? I don't see a more relevant existing section. If you want to discuss it further.)
I know all about how to fix it! But I don't know how to build one, or anything about why it works. I could ask Dare if he knows?
Post by Journey to Knowledge on Oct 8, 2016 3:57:58 GMT
If it's not too much of a bother that would be wonderful. In my world, faster than light travel only exists in theological fiction, but it would be incredibly useful. I would of course credit you and Dare, and its inventor in your world.
While my world does not have faster-than-light travel, we do have magic that can allow for travel between dimensions, and I have used one of these spells to visit another forum member, the Arborist. It may only work as worlds if our magic recognizes them as Hell dimensions, which may have other effects- or it may respond to the local conditions, and not have any effects at all.
Journey to Knowledge, could you elaborate on your theological fiction? Very little of ours includes faster-than-light travel.
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Post by Journey to Knowledge on Oct 9, 2016 5:18:22 GMT
Jasmine, Theological fiction is usually fiction about the future of the world, with certain technological advances, which sometimes are not actually philosophically plausible. For example, philosophers are fairly confident that it's impossible for anything to travel normally at or above the speed of light, in my world. There are stories about people in the future flying faster than the speed of light in implausibly-shaped spaceships, without communications delays or relativity problems, in order to explore space and have adventures.
Post by Journey to Knowledge on Oct 13, 2016 0:57:56 GMT
There was a story from a theological fiction magazine, about some explorers who went to Mars in faster-than-light spaceships and met aliens there. The Martians were bizarre people shaped like a cross between turtles and insects and anemones, and as children they had two heads and one soul. At the end of adolescence, a Martian's body and soul split in two, with separate organs and legs growing in to allow the heads to be separate people, right as they settled. I liked the story when I read it as a child, but thinking back on it, it was not actually well written.
Post by Journey to Knowledge on Oct 23, 2016 20:50:50 GMT
Oh! Philosophy is the same as natural philosophy, which is only the subset of experimental theology concerned with motion, forces, matter, and energy: experimental theology is all types of experiments used to learn more about the world. Or now, I suppose, worlds!
People would usually use "science" to describe knowledge or processes in a specific field or craft, rather than the knowledge of an entire field such as philosophy. I don't think I've heard of anyone distinguishing "philosophical fiction" or "chemical fiction" from the more general group of theological fiction.
Post by Journey to Knowledge on Oct 30, 2016 6:48:50 GMT
Probably, yes. There might be enough differences between the words' meanings that it makes more sense to translate them directly, but if it's confusing to read, I can try to remember your words and write them instead?