I've kinda turned away from my Science Fiction Robot idea, because I felt too much of the idea was already done, and kinda heading toward the "Magical Beings Live Among Us" story. But I wanted to steer off the normal path of magical beings hiding in plain sigh -- instead, the idea is that magical beings have lived among humankind since the dawn of sentience on Earth. There's no big, secret reveal by the government or trying to keep them [magical beings] secret: they've always been there. Actual events in history would have appropriate twists. One example would be that the Holocaust was to eliminate magical beings from Germany instead of the Jews. I want there to be magic BUT there is also scientific explanations on numerous things in this alternate world. Magic would be a certain gene that could or could not pop up in your children, it'd be pretty random at times. A father who has magic in his genes might not have magic capability but his son could. Mages would be carefully observed due to the fact they can warp our [us, in reality] laws of physics. Magical Beings would be based off the actual myths and legends -- genies would live in the Middle East while Centaurs would be found in the Mediterranean, etc. For some topics regarding this kinda universe, could there be scientific explanations you guys can provide for things that'd usually is explained by 'magic'? How would Eastern Dragons fly without wings, how could dragons breathe fire, how could shapeshifters work, etc.