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Old 21st January 2021, 02:54 PM   #56
arthwollipot
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Here's a word I just had occasion to use in another thread: Verisimilitude - apparent realism. It doesn't have to actually be realistic in order to have verisimilitude. A lot of science fiction relies on it while still having faster-than-light travel, blaster weapons, futuristic energy generation and laser swords. None of those things are realistic - many would be actually impossible in the real universe, but we like them because in context, they have verisimilitude.
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