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Old Jan 15 2008, 09:35 PM   #11
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Default Re: Dragon population and attrition

Originally Posted by Kath View Post
Because Pern has tides, and disappearing/reappearing volcanoes aside, the gravitational effect the Red Star has on Pern is negligible in comparison to that of its moons.

It'd be like picking up a butterfly's wingbeats in a hurricane.

You've heard of Occam's razor, yes?
Why yes, I have heard of it! And it cuts both ways.

If you're going to assume telepathy, teleportation and telekenesis, the ability of a living organism to be effected by minute changes in an electromagnetic field or a gravitational field is the simpler explanation.
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