we remain incapable of raising the dead, and there is every reason to suppose that this will never happen (p. 97)
...is not exactly what I'd call canon proof that bringing people back from the dead will never be possible. Like, obviously it's canon that bringing people back from the dead at the time canon concludes is impossible. But every reason to suppose it'll never happen =/= it will never happen. It smacks a little of "640K of memory should be enough for anybody" or "undersea exploration is impossible because no machine exists that can withstand the enormous pressure" or, well, you get the idea.
I'm not terribly invested in bringing back the dead in HP-verse, but I just. Find this "reasoning" shaky and, well, it's not really reasoning at all, is it? I want some super geeked-out, Golpalott's Law-quoting explanation, damn it.
Unrelatedly, has anyone else been having issues with LJ Scrapbook? When I load my galleries, sometimes some of the pictures don't show up and if I click on them, it says they can't be found. Excuse me LJ wtf r u doin. :|