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Tact is for people who are too slow witted to be sarcastic.
If you can't make fun of something, it's probably not worth taking seriously.You have to love the smell of science in the morning. It smells of learning.... or perhaps a gas leak.
Besides, there is nothing more fun then pounding down a full squad of Marines in their all beloved power armour with a bunch of clowns in tights!!
The simplest way to view this is through the anthropological lens. In this, psychic powers are "magic" in that they influence the material world not according to its laws. Sorcery is defined as magic that has intent to harm. Thus, the K-sons were sorcerers, as their psychic activities (in hindsight) were known to be harmful.
The Warp and Chaos while connected are two differant things, those that traffic with Chaos are Sorcerers while Psykers draw on unfettered Warp energy. Psykers can serve as conduits to Chaos which demonstrates the connection but they are still differant.
Theoretically yes they could but the distinction between Sorcerer and Psyker is a neccesary one, if they are contaminated through contact with Chaos they become Rogue Psykers...I guess its fair to observe that its their souls that become property of the Chaos Gods and that they could still use Warp powers away from sorcery. I think the term sorcery probably more applys to the Chaos Marines rather tahn ordinary Psykers.
Could someone be a powerful psycher and powerful sorcerer?
Does sorcery have to do exclusively with the more demonic side of things, or are they merely different names for the same thing.
If so, why were the sorcerous thousand sons disliked, given that the emperor himself is a psycher...
I'm pretty sure the sourcery thing refers to forming daemonic pacts to give a psyker additional strength. I could be wrong though.
That's the way I see it. Sorcery involves bargining the power of another (Chaos God, daemon etc) for your own use.
..the art, practices, or spells of a person who is supposed to exercise supernatural powers through the aid of evil spirits; black magic; witchery.
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To my mind, sorcery is not so easily defined as being 'evil' as some sources would have us believe. I think, therefore, that sorcery can be split into two groups, one which fits the stereotype, linking it too pacts with daemons, summoning rituals, arcane arts, and similar activities; while the other is just a different type of psychic ability.
I would argue that sorcery is potentially more powerful, thus it can be more dangerous, especially to the caster, but this does not inherently make it bad.