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    Magic is nothing more than science that can't yet be explained.

    Existence is magic..

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    Science is one form of magic that gives us control of the living Force of Creation, focusing the flow of the luminous waters thereof into the shapes of our dreams and then to have it manifest into physical form.

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    Magic implies supernatural to me, and hence not science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    Science is one form of magic that gives us control of the living Force of Creation, focusing the flow of the luminous waters thereof into the shapes of our dreams and then to have it manifest into physical form.
    One day a cybernetic Esfp with augmented pheromones is going to have her way with you
    For all that we have done, as a civilization, as individuals, the universe is not stable, and nor is any single thing within it. Stars consume themselves, the universe itself rushes apart, and we ourselves are composed of matter in constant flux. Colonies of cells in temporary alliance, replicating and decaying and housed within, an incandescent cloud of electrical impulses. This is reality, this is self knowledge, and the perception of it will, of course, make you dizzy.

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    Furfnagle is nothing more than boonstop that actually lefticates.

    By furfnagle I mean a rultisicious protzlebop which hapdationalizes via an extended process of hrapdotionalated reftitiftiniffany.

    The boonstop is, of course, just blue. Yellow boonstop is absurd and everyone stops believing in it after the age of five.

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    Magic is illusion. The illusion is maintained by not knowing the secrets of how the illusion was created.

    Science "works" if it give explanations that can be used in many contexts. I believe there is a physical basis for all the phenomena that are studied.

    Technology "works" if it functions reliably.

    See my previous comment about our lack of understanding of the technology we use every day. So, in a sense, there are illusions that technology maintains because of our lack of understanding of the "secrets" involved.

    Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future.
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    "[A] scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." Richard Feynman
    "[P]etabytes of [] data is not the same thing as understanding emergent mechanisms and structures." Jim Crutchfield

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    Magic is a historical practice of not completely understood processes to produce an effect.
    Magic is a current day practice of illusion to entertain people.
    Magic is a manipulation of symbols to affect mental changes.
    Magic is a way to describe something wonderful.
    Magic is a device used in fantasy, sometimes used as a metaphor, sometimes used as a cool mechanic.
    I'm sure there's more.

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    Science is more defined by being a self-correcting method of investigation. It's not defined by what it accomplishes ("magic that works").

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    What's "magical" about science?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    What's "magical" about science?
    It controls the Forces of nature at will. Magic is to cause change at will. Both are forms of power over creation by virtue of knowledge, knowledge being power.

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