Magic.

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by TheFrogger, May 29, 2018.

  1. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    I believe magic does not exist. It is a trick designed to fool the observer. It is sleight of hand, or something else, but real magic does not exist.

    Think of a number. Add ten. Subtract the number you were originally thinking of. The number you have is ten.
     
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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Sleight of hand should not be referred to as "magic", it's just mechanics.
     
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  5. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly. Does real magic exist?
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Magic exists; there's an entire field of study devoted to entertaining people with tricks that appear to be impossible.

    You might be referring to paranormal, or supernatural, events, which don't exist.
     
  8. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Seriously? You want to say that Clarke's definition of magic should be reworded to avoid confusion with cheap stage tricks?
     
  9. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Nope. Pretty much everyone understands that magic is entertainment, not supernatural or paranormal influence over things.

    "Hey, want to see a magic show?"
    "Really? He can really alter reality? How is that possible?"

    . . . that conversation pretty much never happens.
     
  10. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    The X-Men don't use magic.
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    You're constrained definition to avoid correction is noted.
     
  12. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    if you have already decided that you "believe" that magic does not exist,
    why are you asking other people if it does ?
    are you trying to build a fan club ?
     
  13. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    If you're done sulking...
     
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    Mind over matter
     
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  16. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    sulking in managed amounts without assigning or asserting guilt is probably therapeutic.
     
  17. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    ...I want to believe...
     
  18. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Trying believing in reality, there's a hell of lot more chance of succeeding.
     
  19. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    I do believe in re-al-ity. The reoccurence of ALl of it. Everything.
     
  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I had no clue you thought that way.
     
  21. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    The double-slit experiment. Everything occurs in multiple states.
     
  22. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, for me that's Indiana and Missouri. But in the physics sense it's a non sequitur for this conversation.
     
  23. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    The movie-makers do.
     

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