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How do you explain magic?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt--Lukin May 10, 2012. 24 Replies

How do you explain magic (Satan and Jin)? My question does not concern individual cases because i know some people suffer from psychological problems, I am asking about how a number of people can see…Continue

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Sep 25, 2013
Matt--Lukin replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"Sure. As Loren Miller quoted Arthur C. Clarke:  "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." In other words, if you posit that the extraterrestrial, for example, didn't visit us from Star Systems that…"
May 10, 2012
Ian Malcolm replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"If I explain it to you, it will no longer be cool. Magic and psychic powers are illusory. There is no supernatural force causing anything to happen. Magicians and psychics take advantage (hopefully for entertainment purposes) of perceptual biases…"
Apr 22, 2012
Joan Denoo replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"" “When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.”  Emo Philips quote "
Apr 21, 2012
Dogly replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"What?  Matt, can you explain that in another way?  You lost me."
Apr 21, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"Two quotes to summarize this whole business:One man's "magic" is another man's engineering. "Supernatural" is a null word.-- Robert A. HeinleinAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.--…"
Apr 21, 2012
Matt--Lukin replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"Terence McKenna once explained that what we call "magic" utterly becomes without mystery if you posit that these somehow work through a "higher dimension." Then, seeing into the future, things popping in and out of existence…"
Apr 21, 2012
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Apr 20, 2012
Jessica replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"That's not magic that's evolution."
Apr 19, 2012
Jessica replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"I really cannot believe this is a thread. Trust in science!"
Apr 19, 2012
Pat replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"Here's a video by some famous American "magicians" Penn & Teller who explain "psychic readings." "
Apr 19, 2012
Idaho Spud replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"That was my first thought Sara.  What magic?"
Apr 19, 2012
Idaho Spud replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"Steph beat me to it, but I'll say it again.  Exactly.  It doesn't exist."
Apr 19, 2012
Jerry Wesner replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"Ahmed, there are whole books explaining "magic" tricks and "mind reading" scams.  Here's a site that examines hoaxes: http://www.skeptic.com/  These are rational people.  The key to understanding…"
Apr 19, 2012
Dogly replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"Magic has another common name, "sleight of hand".  It is all trickery.  And, as loren says, look up James Randi.  "
Apr 19, 2012
booklover replied to Ahmed's discussion How do you explain magic?
"None of that is "magic".  You can't explain "magic" because there is no such thing.  The things you are talking about aren't "magic"."
Apr 19, 2012

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At 5:54pm on February 23, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Ahmed! Glad you could join us. :D You've come to the right place for exposure to cultures from all over.

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. We'd be glad for your point of view. Check out our discussion Hints for Newbies on how to start your own discussions and stuff.

At 4:32pm on February 23, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:00pm on February 23, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Ahmed. Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace. Common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you well know. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 650 discussion topics and 3300 members.
 
 
 

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