FMA:B - Has Ed always used a Philosopher's Stone?
Okay, so the biggest problem any science person is going to have with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is that, while there's so much emphasis on the conservation of matter (Law of Equivalent Exchange), Amestrian alchemy obviously seems to ignore any kind of conservation of energy (This is addressed directly in the 2003 anime, but I'm talking about Brotherhood only). Any alchemist can fix a broken radio if he's got all the parts, but where does the energy needed to put it all back together come from?
Well, we all know that story from FMA about how, after the fall of Xerxes, Hohenheim went east to Xing and taught the people alkahestry (where he's known in legend as the Eastern Sage), and the Dwarf in the Flask went to what became Amestris (and taught the people there alchemy). Okay, so you know how Father's always sitting in that chair underneath Central Command with all the pipes coming out of it? And how May is always freaked every time she goes to Central because she says it feels li