For example in DBZ, the level of power is determined by the ki, so what about the potter universe?
That's good. Official magic makes so much more sense than just randomly making stuff up.This might help:
The reference is from the game "Book of Spells", which had J.K. Rowling's direct involvement in its development (and can hence be considered "official").
The wizard energy comes from the quantum Klein-Gordon field ϕ(x). Its momentum density π(x) are given in Fourier space byFor example in DBZ, the level of power is determined by the ki, so what about the potter universe?
are you joking? I dont think so. You look to smart to be a joker.The wizard energy comes from the quantum Klein-Gordon field ϕ(x). Its momentum density π(x) are given in Fourier space by
Can you elaborate further on why the source of power could be “sometimes no” in the bloodlines?Sometimes yes, sometimes no. This was the source of controversy.
Can you elaborate further on why the source of power could be “sometimes no” in the bloodlines?
The Wizard gene is dominant, whereas Muggle genes are recessive. If a Muggle shows signs of magic, then either the gene was dormant and skipped generations, or somebody is lying (they were adopted or the mother cheated). You cannot transform a Muggle into a Wizard. I think that the controversy was centered more around purity and power, but the magic had to originate in the bloodlines to even begin that feud.
Interesting. Were they hostile to science in general or just if anyone tried to apply it to their beliefs in unscientific things, or were they just indifferent to it in general, believing it to be irrelevant?@phinds When in doubt sarcasm will usually get you points no matter what. I lived for years in a culture that actively feared witches and witchcraft. Stupid jokes were my only defense, since science was out of the question. Kewa Reservation, NM. (Santo Domingo Pueblo on old maps).
Worrisome to find that in the modern world in an advanced country. Some Indian tribes have somewhat adapted to the modern world. Hard to run casinos if you don't believe the technology works. Is this one a particularly backward tribe?@phinds
It was not relevant to them. At all. Their belief was: they already had all the answers.
Oh, I've posted here several times about how about 40% or more of people in the US believe in angels, ghosts, space aliens and probably unicorns for all I know. I always think those number as too high, but not outrageously too high for reality.@phinds Not really, just very conservative, and somewhat xenophobic (justifably). No casino though. Everyone has a cellphone, for what that's worth. I think you are a bit too sanguine about the level of Science understanding in the US:
They cite a poll in 2014 - 42% of people in the US believe in ghosts.
You & I are out numbered, my friend, if you add in young earth creationists to this mix:
How could a person do that to another person? I'm not going to dance around 10,000 pages just to find evidence. Where is yours by the way?Kindly refer to the evidence that supports your claim. Until then I remain firmly in the spontaneous generation camp.
Certainly, there is an emotional component that is rewarding in the series. I enjoyed the friendships the most growing up. I do not really believe a person is ever truly sacrificing though, that comes about when there is no other choice or a need is present, and it isn't glamorous or noble to do so- quite ugly actually. If you notice, Harry Potters behavior is mostly driven by pure need, he rarely initiates anything else, and is neither a hero nor a total coward. I love the human, realist aspect of the character.I haven't found a single answer. There may be more factors that influence the power.
The simplest could be the wand intself (materials used and it's history)
Another is wizard's experience and inner power
But l I think that the most important of all factors is love and sacrifice (I'm halfway through the last book).