Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
This is hardly new and is, in fact, the latest trend in validating magical beliefs.
Wanted to chime in once more on this post for this line specifically.
I find this perhaps the most telling of all. magical beliefs.
I won't go through the same tired arguments of how everything used to be considered magical, but instead, will prove to you that, by your definition,
I personally am magical.
1) I can speak and you can hear me, no matter the distance (well, some caveats to that, but say...if your on earth)
2) I can think and you will be able to read my thoughts if I choose it.
3) I can draw a picture and can then have you see it, even when a million miles away.
Now, from a first glance, this is nothing but magic I am speaking of (I am sure your catching on by now where this is going).
Imagine someone 2000 years old coming across a computer or cell phone...they would see it magical.
We have the ability now, by using electricity and transistors as a medium, to make my magical claims a reality, and indeed a very normal part of
Now, imagine if instead of the 2000 year old man brought here, I (or you) was transported back and claimed that we could do all these things by
controlling electricity and creation of mechanical devices to send this "energy" around the world. People would think I was talking magical
Your mindset you wrote of how anything yet undiscovered must be magical only proves that you are unable to understand progression and development of
forces in nature and their use. one day we may indeed find a force within us that allows us to bypass the technological means we are used to today to
achieve what is considered magical (moving stuff via mind power, etc).
Nothing is magical, much is not currently understood, and the moment you start labelling something magical (even sarcastically) shows you are using
science and todays understanding as a religion. When these things are uncovered and proven, and devices created to harnass the understanding forces
to create yet more normal day to day devices, will you then say they are using magic, or they simply used a force that was previously undocumented,
but fully natural and normal...
Why must there be an active application using something you do not currently understand before you accept you may not know it all? Science is not a
religion...Science is not a religion...Science is not a religion.
Say it over and over until you understand...then applaud this guy whom is testing out yet unknown things to see if we can make a new cell phone one
day...he may waste his entire life trying to prove something that has yet to be proven (as Einstein did in QP/unification theory in his later
years)...or he may in his lifetime get enough results to go from hypothesis to theory, and perhaps even conclusion/development.