I need a scientific reason why dragons might be able to fly, given their unsatisfactory mass-to-wingspan ratio.
June 14, 2012 6:51 AM Subscribe
In the context of this fictional world, magic exists, but it abides by very strict scientific laws, similar to Equivalent Exchange
. I need some rational-sounding explanation for why a dragon might be able to fly.
posted by wolfdreams01 to grab bag (30 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
1) Dragons are intelligent creatures with magical abilities.
2) Magic primarily affects energy rather than matter (I know technically it's the same thing, but I refer primarily to exciting/calming molecules rather than rearranging them).
3) Although if a molecule is excited enough, it can be altered directly through ionization.