Blame Stephen King in 1980.You, sir, name? wrote:Even if it means setting shit on fire, pyrokinesis would then mean "moving things by setting them on fire". I'd argue telepyrosis or something like that would be much more in line with how the word pyrokinesis is used (i.e. setting things on fire remotely.)
Still, when you talk about pyrokinesis and it's advocates, you're talking about the same sort of people who have no problem with Chronomancy.
"I'll divine the future by using TIME!"
"You mean like everyone does, jackass?"
...let's not get started on the other -mancies either. Necromancy's acceptable - mostly due to the historic context of people actually trying that shit, but Cyromancy (fortune telling via ice) or Pyromancy (As you said, not fire, but either way it's fortune telling via some fucked up chemical reaction, right)? -mancy does not mean magic is what I'm getting at, here.