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The science of Game of Thrones

And like all fictional worlds, it is self-consistent where our laws of science or general moral code do not apply. Here dragons fly and the dead lives

Trump put out a tweet with a Game of Thrones-inspired meme after US Attorney General Bill Barr reiterated that there was no collusion between the president’s 2016 election campaign and Russia
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Kumar Abishek
“The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.”—Raymond Chandler, American-British novelist and screenwriter
 
The Game of Thrones (GoT) world is one of the most complex and yet ridiculous fictional worlds ever created. And like all fictional worlds, it is self-consistent where our laws of science or general moral code do not apply. Here dragons fly and the dead lives.
 
Still, in the GoT world, there are many similarities with real-life events, developments and characters like that between Danerys and Henry VII, the founder of the Tudor dynasty,
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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 2:07 AM IST

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