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Originally posted by Shadowflux
I can bend silverware, it's an old magic trick. You need two spoons, one bent, one normal. Pass out the normal one then distract the audience and switch it. Use your fingers to cover up the fact that it's already bent. While rubbing or "energizing" it you slowely push it out so it looks like it's bending. It's actually pretty convincing and it's a good trick to freak people out with.
I guess I broke some magician's code by revealing the secrets. The biggest secret magicians have is that their tricks are hardly that amazing lol
Originally posted by Shadowflux
Except that quantum physics is generally theoretical. If we were to apply rules of quantum physics to the act of bending silverware it would go somthing like this:
You show me how it's possible to bend a fork, however, since I'm expecting to see you bend a spoon then the fork becomes a spoon because I, the observer, have changed it. As you begin to bend the fork-turned-spoon you begin to realise that you're not really bending the fork at all, you're forcing the appearance of the same fork in a bent state because that same fork exists in an infinite number of places in an infinite number of positions, shapes and sizes. The fork then bends like butter and breaks in half, smashing into a thousand peices which then begin to melt and disappear.
The fork disappeared because it was never there in the first place, it was merely a creation of your mind stemming from what you as an observer, a force without form, expected everything to look like. The fork was never really a fork, it was one of an infinite number of combinations of the energy making up the fork. Neither you nor I were really there, in your living room, looking at silverware change state. There was no room, there was no fork, there was only the combined effort of two observers to affect their environment.
So even according to quantum physics you can't bend silverware 'cause there really is no silverware.
All man's knowledge has grown from the knowledge, realisations and understanding of the past. Since the first thinking organism learned somthing new we have been building off of previous knowledge to create our new knowledge.
When you were first learning to read you knew what a "cat" was, what it looked like, and probably how to say it. You learned to write the word "cat" because your teacher told you that a three letter combination consisting of C, A, and T is the formula we use to represent that furry little critter.
When scientists began to come up with the theory of Quantum Physics they built it off of the knowledge they had before that. They did not start all over again and ask themselves "Why is the sky blue?"
I think what you meant to say is that with new knowledge comes the need to redefine certain processes, actions, objects, or concepts along the line of the new knowledge.
Quantum physics is fun and all but you have to stay grounded in reality. According to QP there's a chance that you can walk right through the wall, but try as you might it's not gonna happen.
Originally posted by 7Ayreon
Can someone post instructions how to bend silverware like the person did in the video? Thank you
I am going to use a spoon.
[edit on 22-11-2006 by 7Ayreon]