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15th Jan '17 7:20:54 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'', when they're first introduced, Dib's new friends the twins Steve and Viera have an ongoing argument on whether science or magic (respectfully) is better. This bitter debate hinders their ability to work as a team, until Dib finally convinces them to AgreeToDisagree and work together.
17th Dec '16 12:40:28 PM LloydNebulon
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* This is a recurring theme in the trilogy of {{crossover}}s between ''WesternAnimation/{{The Fairly OddParents}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron''. Jimmy, despite seeing Cosmo, Wanda, Fairy World as a whole, and several magical feats preformed, still flat out refuses to believe magic has anything to do with it. In the comics published in ''Nickelodeon Magazine'', he accepts magic, but argues with Timmy over which is the best.
* Kowalski of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' struggles with this trope a lot. Although he generally does treat "science" as a religion, going so far as to frequently discuss his faith in it and becoming distraught if/when he feels that science has let him down. He openly scoffs at Private's imagination and belief in magic, Skipper's lack of faith in Science, and Julien's belief in "Sky Spirits." For an example of Kowalski's treatment of "science" as a religion, see "Otter Things Have Happened". For examples of Kowalski scoffing at other beliefs, see "Misfortune Cookie" and "Out Of The Groove".

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* This is a recurring theme in was the motivation for Nickelodeon to make the trilogy of {{crossover}}s between ''WesternAnimation/{{The Fairly OddParents}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron''. ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron Jimmy Neutron]]. Jimmy, despite seeing Cosmo, Wanda, Fairy World as a whole, and several magical feats preformed, still flat out refuses to believe magic has anything to do with it. it in the first one. In the second crossover and the comics published in ''Nickelodeon Magazine'', he accepts magic, but argues with Timmy over which is the best.
* Kowalski of ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' struggles with this trope a lot. Although he generally does treat "science" as a religion, going so far as to frequently discuss his faith in it and becoming distraught if/when he feels that science has let him down. He openly scoffs at Private's imagination and belief in magic, Skipper's lack of faith in Science, and Julien's belief in "Sky Spirits." Sky Spirits. For an example of Kowalski's treatment of "science" as a religion, see "Otter Things Have Happened". For examples of Kowalski scoffing at other beliefs, see "Misfortune Cookie" and "Out Of The Groove".
12th Dec '16 3:06:20 PM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/JamesRobinson's ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'', Ted Knight, the original Starman, is a scientist who reluctantly accepts the existence of a form of energy that hasn't been explained ''yet'', which provides his teammates Comicbook/DrFate and Comicbook/TheSpectre with their powers. By contrast, his son Jack (the fourth or fifth Starman) hates learning too much about how the cosmic rod Ted invented actually ''works'' because he prefers to think of it as magic.
3rd Dec '16 8:57:11 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': It is mentioned several times that anything running off electricity won't work on Hogwarts grounds, and this sporadically applies/doesn't apply to things powered by batteries (e.g. Hermione insists a microphone/recording bug won't work, but Colin's camera does, though it could be an old-fashioned kind). Also, due to the {{Masquerade}} thing, the Ministry doesn't want Muggle technology enchanted, but doesn't do a terribly good job of preventing it.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': It is mentioned several times that anything running off electricity won't work on Hogwarts grounds, and this sporadically applies/doesn't apply to things powered by batteries (e.g. Hermione insists a microphone/recording bug won't work, but Colin's camera does, though it could be an old-fashioned kind). Also, due to the {{Masquerade}} thing, the Ministry doesn't want Muggle technology enchanted, but doesn't do a terribly good job of preventing it.it (they put Arthur Weasley, a man who does it as hobby, in charge of enforcing the ban; he promptly filled the rules with exploitable loopholes and built a flying car).
23rd Nov '16 9:34:24 PM KhymChanur
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** In later books it's revealed that magic is an ever changing force and ''now'' it interferes with technology but some hundred years ago for example it made milk sour. Also this all only applies to human wizards other supernatural beings don't cause such interferences at all so vampires' use the internet, fae can fight with automatic weapons etc..

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** In later books it's revealed that magic is an ever changing force and ''now'' it interferes with technology but some hundred years ago for example it made milk sour. Also this all only applies to human wizards wizards, as other supernatural beings don't cause such interferences at all so vampires' all. Vampires can use the internet, fae can fight with automatic weapons etc..weapons, etc.
12th Nov '16 2:01:56 PM RobTan
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* The science fiction novel ''The Gray and the Green'', centres around the survivors of two enemy alien races [[spoiler: (actually from the distant past)]], called [[ShapedLikeItself the Grays and the Greens]], who fled the destruction of their homeworld and ended up in New York in the Nineteen-Twenties, each assuming that the others had been killed in the apocalypse only to learn in the present day that their enemies had survived. The Grays are mater engineers with high-tech gadgets, whereas the Greens have incredible superpowers, such as the ability to summon huge earthquakes.

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* The science fiction novel ''The Gray and the Green'', centres around the survivors of two enemy alien races [[spoiler: (actually from the distant past)]], called [[ShapedLikeItself the Grays and the Greens]], who fled the destruction of their homeworld and ended up in New York in the Nineteen-Twenties, each assuming that the others had been killed in the apocalypse only to learn in the present day that their enemies had survived. The Grays are mater master engineers with high-tech gadgets, whereas the Greens have incredible superpowers, such as the ability to summon huge earthquakes.
6th Oct '16 6:53:57 PM mkmlp
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* In ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged'', unlike canon, magic explicitly doesn't make sense in this version of Equestria. In episode 15, Spike drops a LogicBomb on Twilight by asking whether she trusts magic or science more. She can't answer.
5th Oct '16 9:57:22 AM Kakai
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* While this trope is generally averted in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistricts'' in favour of {{Magitek}}, the eponymous District works on the "Magic is EMP" principle and does not accept any technology that did not exist in 1936.

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* While this trope is generally averted in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistricts'' ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'' in favour of {{Magitek}}, the eponymous District works on the "Magic is EMP" principle and does not accept any technology that did not exist in 1936.
5th Oct '16 9:55:01 AM Kakai
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* While this trope is generally averted in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistricts'' in favour of {{Magitek}}, the eponymous District works on the "Magic is EMP" principle and does not accept any technology that did not exist in 1936.
19th Sep '16 12:33:59 AM GoblinCipher
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* In the [[Literature/MythAdventures MYTH Inc.]] series by Robert Lynn Asprin, Perv, homeworld of the Pervects (Perverts, to people who don't like them), is influenced by both Magic AND Science.

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* In the [[Literature/MythAdventures MYTH Inc.]] series by Robert Lynn Asprin, Perv, homeworld of the Pervects (Perverts, to people who magic and science don't like them), actually interfere with each other at all and can be freely combined (leading to interdimensional computer networks and magical game shows). Most dimensions stick with one or the other, though Aahz's homeworld Perv is influenced by fully {{Magitek}}. (At least one commenter points out that Perv's refusal to specialize leads it to be outclassed in both Magic AND Science.arenas by dimensions that do only one or the other.)
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