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Originally posted by chris01621I'm not saying these things aren't impressive, they are, but some guy's on here are talking like Criss Angle is a real (Sorcerer) which he just isn't.
[edit on 6-10-2006 by chris01621]
Originally posted by KingsXGood old tricks to be certain, but I'm way more baffled by the large number of believers of magical powers.
Some people, my mother included, need hope. They've always had it and somehow believe they cannot live without it. That is it in a nutshell; people believe what they want to believe.
But magic? C'mon. ESP? Psychic powers? Ghosts? Dowsing? Bigfoot? Telekinesis?
I seriously could go on and on. Anything, and I mean ANYTHING, claiming to be supernatural, that is, defying natural laws renders science impotent. (not the subject but rather the process) That is, if somehow one could break natural laws at will, like say gravity, as with levitation, it rearranges absolutely everything we know to be true, as proven by the scientific process.
There is currently not one shred of evidence that a true miracle by definition has ever been performed. (a miracle being an act that defies or breaks natural laws) None. Why? It has certainly been claimed, but has never been properly recorded nor has a miracle ever been reproduced. If you believe otherwise, fine, the burden of proof always lies with one making the claim. I know why people believe in mystical things; man always has.Thanks
Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
100 witnesses whom had "nothing to do with the magician" got purchased by same said magician for under $1000...
the average magic trick props probably cost twice that...
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
I have seen things which defy natural laws. I don't mean at a show. I mean at home, many times, my whole life.
I can not prove anything, but you could take my word for it....lol.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
you are claiming that because your perceptions did not match " natural laws " as you understand them then a supernatural event occured .
can you swear that you actually correctly understand the physics behind the phenonemon you are observing .
just becuase it doesnt make sense to you , does not mean that it does not make sense at all < no offense >
that said , there are phenonemon which do not make sense - at this present time , 13 things that do not make sense ,
lastly you cited having a " ringside seat " as putting you in a better position to see what was going on -- that is also false IMHO , this criss angel fools police shows that being too close can be an hinderance .
Originally posted by KingsX
The reason you've not seen a "witness" post on here or somewhere else is because they've signed Non-Disclosure Agreements or Confidentiality Agreements. As with other purported "reality" type tv shows, the people generally consist of hungry, aspiring actors and if you understand how tv works, it makes sense.