Magic and science are usually enemies, but when a threat like Voldemort or Donald Trump emerges, old rivalries are put aside to combat evil... and to alley-oop sick burns on Twitter. That's what happened when bored astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson posted this political science fiction thought experiment:

Across the pond in the world of wizardry, J.K. Rowling retorted with a surprisingly non-magical criticism of Tyson's experiment design:

The response was swift and decisive: "daaaaaaaaaaaaamn."


In the Harry Potter books, the spell 'Riddikulus' turns a scary monster into a laughable creature. Unfortunately, in the real world, its effect is only temporary.