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3rd Feb '16 9:43:02 AM MarqFJA
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May ''or'' may not be a fictional extension of an already existing RealLife discipline. Compare/Contrast FantasticScience, which is when the new "science" studies/explains the supernatural. Not to be confused with FictionScience.

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May ''or'' may not be a fictional extension of an already existing RealLife discipline. Compare/Contrast SuperTrope to FantasticScience, which is when the new "science" studies/explains the supernatural. Not to be confused with FictionScience.
6th Mar '15 11:05:13 AM merotoker
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* MobileSuitGundam gives us [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Gundam_Wiki:Technology#Minovsky_Physics Minovsky Physics]], a branch of (particle) physics dedicated to the [[TropeNamer eponymous]] MinovskyParticle.

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* MobileSuitGundam ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' gives us [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Gundam_Wiki:Technology#Minovsky_Physics Minovsky Physics]], a branch of (particle) physics dedicated to the [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers eponymous]] MinovskyParticle.{{Minovsky P|hysics}}article.



* In the MarvelComics ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' series, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] helps IronMan with the Superhuman Registration Act because he'd calculated the future of society by Psychohistory. In one issue, he explicitly stated that he'd been fascinated by Asimov's description about the discipline as a child, and as a result, had actually [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] it in-universe. He and Johnny even went and brought the Thinker to his HQ and showed him his equations, as aside from Reed he was probably the only one who could understand them.

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* In the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' series, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] helps IronMan Comicbook/IronMan with the Superhuman Registration Act because he'd calculated the future of society by Psychohistory. In one issue, he explicitly stated that he'd been fascinated by Asimov's description about the discipline as a child, and as a result, had actually [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] {{defictionaliz|ation}}ed it in-universe. He and Johnny even went and brought the Thinker to his HQ and showed him his equations, as aside from Reed he was probably the only one who could understand them.



** Psychohistory, developed by Hari Seldon, in the ''{{Foundation}}'' series.

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** Psychohistory, developed by Hari Seldon, in the ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series.



* From the ''AnitaBlake'' series Preternatural Biology, the study of preternatural (magic/paranormal) creatures, like dragons, yeti, vampires, what have you. It's actually portrayed fairly realistically (for instance dragons aren't magic exactly and don't breathe fire, they are giant lizards, many of them hunted to extinction, and trolls are a kind of primate closely related to humans).
* Creator/GordonRDickson's ''ChildeCycle'' - The Exoctics have a social science called ontogenetics that allow them to percieve patterns in human history and to a certain degree predict which individuals and events will be key points in the evolution of humans to a higher state of being. While the exact details are intentionally left vague, it is said to involve calculations that take into account every person in all the world, as well as how institutions and societies shape the pattern of history and human evolution. One component of the science is the idea that certain individuals have an unusually large impact on the pattern of history. Creator/GordonRDickson often uses this as something of an {{lampshade}} and [[JustifiedTrope in-universe justification]] for the fact that his MainCharacters (some arguably rising to the level of TheChosenOne) all play a major role in the movement of the MythArc toward his planned final ending, which sadly was never revealed in full because of AuthorExistenceFailure.

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* From the ''AnitaBlake'' ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' series Preternatural Biology, the study of preternatural (magic/paranormal) creatures, like dragons, yeti, vampires, what have you. It's actually portrayed fairly realistically (for instance dragons aren't magic exactly and don't breathe fire, they are giant lizards, many of them hunted to extinction, and trolls are a kind of primate closely related to humans).
* Creator/GordonRDickson's ''ChildeCycle'' ''Literature/ChildeCycle'' - The Exoctics have a social science called ontogenetics that allow them to percieve perceive patterns in human history and to a certain degree predict which individuals and events will be key points in the evolution of humans to a higher state of being. While the exact details are intentionally left vague, it is said to involve calculations that take into account every person in all the world, as well as how institutions and societies shape the pattern of history and human evolution. One component of the science is the idea that certain individuals have an unusually large impact on the pattern of history. Creator/GordonRDickson often uses this as something of an {{lampshade}} a {{lampshade|Hanging}} and [[JustifiedTrope in-universe justification]] for the fact that his MainCharacters (some arguably rising to the level of TheChosenOne) all play a major role in the movement of the MythArc toward his planned final ending, which sadly was never revealed in full because of AuthorExistenceFailure.



* The Franchise/StargateVerse has [[OurWormholesAreDifferent Wormhole Physics]].
* As does {{Series/Farscape}}.

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* The Franchise/StargateVerse has [[OurWormholesAreDifferent Wormhole Physics]].
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Physics]]. As does {{Series/Farscape}}.
''{{Series/Farscape}}''.



* The webcomic ''{{Artifice}}'' features a robopsychologist.

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* The webcomic ''{{Artifice}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Artifice}}'' features a robopsychologist.



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29th Dec '14 5:45:53 PM nombretomado
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* GordonRDickson's ''ChildeCycle'' - The Exoctics have a social science called ontogenetics that allow them to percieve patterns in human history and to a certain degree predict which individuals and events will be key points in the evolution of humans to a higher state of being. While the exact details are intentionally left vague, it is said to involve calculations that take into account every person in all the world, as well as how institutions and societies shape the pattern of history and human evoltion. One component of the science is the idea that certain individuals have an unusually large impact on the pattern of history. GordonRDickson often uses this as something of an {{lampshade}} and [[JustifiedTrope in-universe justification]] for the fact that his MainCharacters (some arguably rising to the level of TheChosenOne) all play a major role in the movement of the MythArc toward his planned final ending, which sadly was never revealed in full because of AuthorExistenceFailure.

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* GordonRDickson's Creator/GordonRDickson's ''ChildeCycle'' - The Exoctics have a social science called ontogenetics that allow them to percieve patterns in human history and to a certain degree predict which individuals and events will be key points in the evolution of humans to a higher state of being. While the exact details are intentionally left vague, it is said to involve calculations that take into account every person in all the world, as well as how institutions and societies shape the pattern of history and human evoltion.evolution. One component of the science is the idea that certain individuals have an unusually large impact on the pattern of history. GordonRDickson Creator/GordonRDickson often uses this as something of an {{lampshade}} and [[JustifiedTrope in-universe justification]] for the fact that his MainCharacters (some arguably rising to the level of TheChosenOne) all play a major role in the movement of the MythArc toward his planned final ending, which sadly was never revealed in full because of AuthorExistenceFailure.
28th Sep '14 1:18:58 PM Gregzilla
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* In the MarvelComics ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' series, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] helps IronMan with the Superhuman Registration Act because he'd calculated the future of society by Psychohistory. In one issue, he explicitly stated that he'd been fascinated by Asimov's description about the discipline as a child, and as a result, had actually invented it IRL. He and Johnny even went and brought the Thinker to his HQ and showed him his equations, as aside from Reed he was probably the only one who could understand them.

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* In the MarvelComics ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' series, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] helps IronMan with the Superhuman Registration Act because he'd calculated the future of society by Psychohistory. In one issue, he explicitly stated that he'd been fascinated by Asimov's description about the discipline as a child, and as a result, had actually invented [[{{Defictionalization}} defictionalized]] it IRL.in-universe. He and Johnny even went and brought the Thinker to his HQ and showed him his equations, as aside from Reed he was probably the only one who could understand them.
11th Sep '14 4:24:40 PM PhillyDom
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* Some SpeculativeFiction settings have fictional social sciences such as Asimov's pyschohistory, which allow for not only description of social situations but far more accurate way of predicting future human actions or large scale developments in human society than is possible at present.

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* Some SpeculativeFiction settings have fictional social sciences such as Asimov's pyschohistory, psychohistory, which allow for not only description of social situations but far more accurate way of predicting future human actions or large scale developments in human society than is possible at present.
20th Mar '14 1:00:11 PM StFan
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* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion has a passing reference or two to [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/Metaphysical_Biology Metaphysical Biology]], which is implied (both from in-universe clues and from the name) to be the "science of {{soul}}s". We never get a proper explanation of ''what exactly it is about'', though.

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* Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has a passing reference or two to [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/Metaphysical_Biology Metaphysical Biology]], which is implied (both from in-universe clues and from the name) to be the "science "[[OurSoulsAreDifferent science of {{soul}}s".souls]]". We never get a proper explanation of ''what exactly it is about'', though.
6th Jan '14 9:00:40 AM Krixwell
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* ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'': While [[TheRant the commentary]] says (lampshades?) that "semi-frequent" LampshadeHanging might still be an exaggeration, [[https://sites.google.com/site/comccomic/archive/comc40 this str'p]] [[SpeechBubblesInterruption nearly]] lampshades lampshading lampshading using a [[LampshadeWearing lampshade]] to lampshade lampshade hanging. No wonder Block got a headache.

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* ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'': While [[TheRant Asafeiology. Explained partially in TheRant of the commentary]] says (lampshades?) that "semi-frequent" LampshadeHanging might still be an exaggeration, [[https://sites.google.com/site/comccomic/archive/comc40 this str'p]] [[SpeechBubblesInterruption nearly]] lampshades lampshading lampshading using a [[LampshadeWearing lampshade]] to lampshade lampshade hanging. No wonder Block got a headache.com/site/comccomic/archive/comcnewyearsspecial2014 2014 New Year's special.]]
6th Jan '14 8:57:25 AM Krixwell
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* ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'': While [[TheRant the commentary]] says (lampshades?) that "semi-frequent" LampshadeHanging might still be an exaggeration, [[https://sites.google.com/site/comccomic/archive/comc40 this str'p]] [[SpeechBubblesInterruption nearly]] lampshades lampshading lampshading using a [[LampshadeWearing lampshade]] to lampshade lampshade hanging. No wonder Block got a headache.
4th Oct '13 8:34:00 PM nombretomado
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* The StargateVerse has [[OurWormholesAreDifferent Wormhole Physics]].

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* The StargateVerse Franchise/StargateVerse has [[OurWormholesAreDifferent Wormhole Physics]].
1st May '13 7:34:46 AM MacronNotes
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* NeonGenesisEvangelion has a passing reference or two to [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/Metaphysical_Biology Metaphysical Biology]], which is implied (both from in-universe clues and from the name) to be the "science of {{soul}}s". We never get a proper explanation of ''what exactly it is about'', though.

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* NeonGenesisEvangelion Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion has a passing reference or two to [[http://wiki.evageeks.org/Metaphysical_Biology Metaphysical Biology]], which is implied (both from in-universe clues and from the name) to be the "science of {{soul}}s". We never get a proper explanation of ''what exactly it is about'', though.
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