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Waait..... Doesn't magic disobey the conservation of energy law?

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I think part of Harry Potter and the whole idea of a wizarding world is to completely disregard physics and other such scientific laws. Imagination is key to appreciation of the world in my opinion. If everything wizards could do had to adhere to physics laws, Jo would have had to end the book at about page five as the entire world operates on this lack of realistic principles principle. Being born able to regrow your own hair or vanish glass isn't exactly real or accurate which is what makes wizards fundimentally different than Muggles.
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This is Mr.Jedi saying that, although I enjoy the basic concept, magic just can't work. The energy used in the creation of conjured substances, the human-animal transfomations, and stupefy- like beams of energy disobey basic laws of physics. The energy and/or matter has to come from somewhre, it just cant poof into existance. If you have any ideas on how this would work, COMMENT! Thanks! - Mr.Jedi

It could be that no magical energy is ever destroyed or created, wizards merely summon it from the air or wherever and force it to do their bidding. That is, assuming it's even necessary to take something so seriously... J-man Zelda Fan 02:38, November 19, 2010 (UTC)
It may de because every spell uses energy from the wizard that casts them. So an unprepared wizard that tries to cast a difficult spell and succeeds may feel tired. (November 24, 2010. 18:22 GMT -3)
The Harry Potter Universe must be considered to opperate with its own set of physics, although the basics of it are still the same(i.e. gravity). It should be assumed that Magic is a natural force, and that it too, obeys rules. A few of these are mentioned in the books. For example, magic cannot create organic compounds(i.e. food) out of thin air. It is not always clear why these rules are the way they are, although my theory is that the universe does not allow wizards and witches to "cheat" their way through life by creating as much food or money as they need. I think that magic is a form of energy, as seen manifest in a 'Stupify beam' or such, and therefore cannot be created or destroyed. It may exist everywhere in the HP Universe and is simply channeled through a wizard or witch. Lastly, in pertaining to the real world, the Laws of Physics have been wrong before. For example, according to current scientific theory, bees should not be able to fly, but there must be something in physics we don't know yet because bees do in fact fly. Gordon06:19, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

"PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A GENERAL HARRY POTTER DISCUSSION FORUM" - Taken from the Wizengamot header. —The preceding signed comment was added by Real (talkcontribs) whenever he felt like it. 21:13, November 24, 2010 (UTC)

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