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19th Aug '16 8:23:47 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Played with during a recent ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' arc where Spider-Man, having temporarily lost his spider-senses, agreed to let Shang Chi train him in martial arts to compensate. Spider-Man was able to grasp the scientific aspects of Shang Chi's teaching, but struggled a bit with the philosophical aspects.

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* Played with during a recent ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' arc where Spider-Man, having temporarily lost his spider-senses, agreed to let Shang Chi train him in martial arts to compensate. Spider-Man was able to grasp the scientific aspects of Shang Chi's teaching, but struggled a bit with the philosophical aspects.



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. The vulcan officer is told to let the instruments record the data and simply enjoy the beauty of the brand new spacial thing they've discovered.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. The the vulcan officer is told to let the instruments record the data and simply enjoy the beauty of the brand new spacial thing they've discovered.



* RiloKiley's song "Science Vs. Romance" possibly references this
-->''I used to think, if I could realize I'd die, then I would be a lot nicer,", "Used to believe, in a lot more. Now I just see straight ahead", but it's about a scientist trying to regain his feelings again, evidenced by the line "Facts vs. romance, you go and call yourself the boss, but we're not robots inside a grid."''

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* RiloKiley's song "Science Vs. Romance" possibly references this
-->''I
this: "I used to think, if I could realize I'd die, then I would be a lot nicer,", nicer," and "Used to believe, in a lot more. Now I just see straight ahead", but ahead". However, it's about a scientist trying to regain his feelings again, evidenced by the line "Facts vs. romance, you go and call yourself the boss, but we're not robots inside a grid."''



** The animals of Gillitie Wood think that of the Court scientists' study of magic.

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** The animals of Gillitie Wood think that of the Court scientists' study of magic.magic makes it less beautiful.



* ''Webcomic/AbstruseGoose'': [[http://abstrusegoose.com/275 This is how scientists see the world.]] The strip does not, however, carry this trope throughout.

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* %%* ''Webcomic/AbstruseGoose'': [[http://abstrusegoose.com/275 This is how scientists see the world.]] The strip does not, however, carry this trope throughout.



* Clinton from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' inverts it, arguing that you can't truly appreciate the marigolds until you've measured them.

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Clinton from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' inverts it, arguing that you can't truly appreciate the marigolds until you've measured them.



** ''Feeling Pinkie Keen''. It is the first to feature [[SpiderSense The Pinkie Sense]] and Twilight tries to figure out how it works. She questions Pinkie about its mechanics, hooks her up to a machine, and then observes her to collect empirical data. The problem was she didn't want to ''study'' this new and fascinating magic but rather ''disprove'' it because she believed it to be closer to superstitution than magic. In the end she decides to give up and stop trying to figure out how it works.

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** ''Feeling Pinkie Keen''. It is the first to feature [[SpiderSense The Pinkie Sense]] and Twilight tries to figure out how it works. She questions Pinkie about its mechanics, hooks her up to a machine, and then observes her to collect empirical data. The problem was she didn't want to ''study'' this new and fascinating magic but rather ''disprove'' it because she believed it to be closer to superstitution than magic. In the end she decides to give up and stop trying to figure out how it works. Pinkie herself already had "down to a science", so to speak, she just didn't know what triggered it.



* It is a common complaint among new film or literature students that after they've become versed in the structure and common tropes of storytelling, they can't simply ''enjoy'' movies or books any more because they automatically start dissecting them. As with the magic show example given above, they feel that their SuspensionOfDisbelief has been crippled by the knowledge of how the illusions of fiction work. In fact, this phenomenon is a major part of why TVTropesWillRuinYourLife.

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* It is a common complaint among new film or literature students that after they've become versed in the structure and common tropes of storytelling, they can't simply ''enjoy'' movies or books any more because they automatically start dissecting them. As with the magic show example given above, they feel that their SuspensionOfDisbelief has been crippled by the knowledge of how the illusions of fiction work. In fact, this phenomenon is a major part of why TVTropesWillRuinYourLife. Also with the magic show example given above, discovering how much skill and creativity goes into creating film and literature can make the dissection part of the joy of the work. Then using that knowledge to create one's own can be an even greater joy. In fact, this phenomenon is a major part of why TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife.



* [[GenericCuteness Cuteness]] being explained as a biological reaction to baby-like proportions kind of takes away the magic.

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* [[GenericCuteness Cuteness]] being explained as a biological reaction to baby-like proportions kind of takes away the magic.appeal, but does it make them any less cute?
17th Aug '16 10:26:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* A number of Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings quotes question how scientifically minded people can feel love (whether towards a person, a concept or a deity) if they believe it to be a neurological process rather than metaphysical in nature; the usual response is that this knowledge doesn't change the way it feels.
25th Jul '16 5:01:40 PM Gideoncrawle
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[[TropeNamer Measuring the Marigolds]],\\

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[[TropeNamer Measuring the Marigolds]],\\Marigolds,\\
25th Jul '16 2:35:31 PM Someoneman
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* In ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'', there's a scene where [[MakesSenseInContext the author]] is attacked by a dog. Creator/KurtVonnegut spends two full pages on a ridiculously detailed and brilliantly dramatic explanation of what happens biochemically in his nervous system, body and brain from the time he sees the dog until he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome jumps over a car]].

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* In ''Literature/BreakfastOfChampions'', there's a scene where [[MakesSenseInContext the author]] is attacked by a dog. Creator/KurtVonnegut spends two full pages on a ridiculously detailed and brilliantly dramatic explanation of what happens biochemically in his nervous system, body and brain from the time he sees the dog until he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome jumps over a car]].car.



* David Kushner's book ''Masters of Doom'' has this to say about id software's John Carmack and his programming knowledge: ''"... after so many years immersed in the science of graphics, he had achieved an almost Zen-like understanding of his craft... Rather than detaching him from the natural world, this viewpoint only made him appreciate it more deeply. "These are things I find enchanting and miraculous," he said. "I don't have to be at the Grand Canyon to appreciate the way the world works, I can see that in reflections of light in my bathroom."'' In further context, this could also be a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for Carmack, who, up until that point, was said to have appeared impassive to his peers most of the time.

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* David Kushner's book ''Masters of Doom'' has this to say about id software's John Carmack and his programming knowledge: ''"... after so many years immersed in the science of graphics, he had achieved an almost Zen-like understanding of his craft... Rather than detaching him from the natural world, this viewpoint only made him appreciate it more deeply. "These are things I find enchanting and miraculous," he said. "I don't have to be at the Grand Canyon to appreciate the way the world works, I can see that in reflections of light in my bathroom."'' In further context, this could also be a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for Carmack, who, up until that point, was said to have appeared impassive to his peers most of the time.
14th Jul '16 3:01:24 PM Az_Tech341
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Measuring the Marigolds,\\

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[[TropeNamer Measuring the Marigolds,\\Marigolds]],\\



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' In one episode the vulcan officer is told to let the instruments record the data and simply enjoy the beauty of the brand new spacial thing they've discovered.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' In [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded in one episode the of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. The vulcan officer is told to let the instruments record the data and simply enjoy the beauty of the brand new spacial thing they've discovered.
13th Jul '16 6:27:59 PM book
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' In one episode the vulcan officer is told to let the instruments record the data and simply enjoy the beauty of the brand new spacial thing they've discovered.
1st Jul '16 11:28:25 AM Anddrix
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** ''Feeling Pinkie Keen'' is a BaseBreaker, in part, because of this trope. It is the first to feature [[SpiderSense The Pinkie Sense]] and Twilight tries to figure out how it works. She questions Pinkie about its mechanics, hooks her up to a machine, and then observes her to collect empirical data. The problem was she didn't want to ''study'' this new and fascinating magic but rather ''disprove'' it because she believed it to be closer to superstitution than magic. In the end she decides to give up and stop trying to figure out how it works.

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** ''Feeling Pinkie Keen'' is a BaseBreaker, in part, because of this trope.Keen''. It is the first to feature [[SpiderSense The Pinkie Sense]] and Twilight tries to figure out how it works. She questions Pinkie about its mechanics, hooks her up to a machine, and then observes her to collect empirical data. The problem was she didn't want to ''study'' this new and fascinating magic but rather ''disprove'' it because she believed it to be closer to superstitution than magic. In the end she decides to give up and stop trying to figure out how it works.
23rd May '16 9:44:40 AM Kirayoshi
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* Played with during a recent ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' arc where Spider-Man, having temporarily lost his spider-senses, agreed to let Shang Chi train him in martial arts to compensate. Spider-Man was able to grasp the scientific aspects of Shang Chi's teaching, but struggled a bit with the philosophical aspects.
-->'''Spider-Man''': I think I've got this. It's mass, acceleration, leverage and a knowledge of human biology. That's science, and I'm great at science.\\
'''Shang Chi''': No, Spider-Man, it is so much more. This is no mere application of brute force. It is an art, and an expression of the self.\\
'''Spider-Man''': What if most of myself is science?
20th May '16 3:32:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The creators of ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' say they frequently receive comments saying that by analyzing games they are sucking the fun out of them. Their response can be found [[http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/art-is-not-the-opposite-of-fun here]].

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* The creators of ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' say they frequently receive comments saying that by analyzing games they are sucking the fun out of them. Their response can be found [[http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/art-is-not-the-opposite-of-fun [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKVg-2d54c here]].
18th May '16 2:50:30 AM WillBGood
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* ''HomoFaber'', the well-known novel by Max Frisch, has exactly this type of guy as the protagonist-narrator.

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* ''HomoFaber'', ''Homo Faber'', the well-known novel by Max Frisch, has exactly this type of guy as the protagonist-narrator.
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