Saturday, 20 August 2016
Our Alternative History
if Einstein and Planck had not cooperated, then, instead of rheatics, there might have been "'...distinct theories of relativity and quantum mechanics, hard to reconcile...'" (Operation Luna, p. 43);
if Moseley had not degaussed cold iron and released goetic forces, then fossil fuels and electricity would have dominated the world;
transport would have been by horseless carriages and dirigibles;
astronomers would have analyzed spectra, not specters;
there would have been nothing living on the Moon;
paranature would have remained Asleep;
witches and warlocks would be cranks and charlatans, not respected professionals;
lycanthropy DNA would not be understood;
Africans, Australians and Native Americans who had the advantage of practical magical traditions would not have been able to negotiate on favorable terms with Europeans;
World War II would have been against someone other than the Caliphate.
We may add that there would have been no Johannine Church.
Hard to imagine but possible nevertheless.