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Magic is not always about sleight of hand, trap doors, hidden compartments, smoke and mirrors or something up the sleeve. I have seen some amazing street magic in India.

Today's trend to show magic right in the middle of a crown, on a personal one to one basis and without elaborate costumes, is great and shows us that there are many things that we don't understand. Maybe even the magicians themselves don't fully understand what they are doing......

We may choose to dismiss these events as 'tricks', illusions or a con. But fact is that they clearly defy our understanding of normal life and normal laws of nature.

Yeah...I've heard of James Randi and his 1 million prize....but regardless of that, magic goes on merrily, growing every day!

Sriram, Religion and Ethics 14 Comments [4/16/2017 4:53:07 PM]
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Churchy LaFemme

Yeah, I've never been able to figure out where the queen is in three-card-monte or why the pea is never under the shell I think it is. Must be magic, couldn't possibly be sleight-of-hand.

4/16/2017 6:26:11 PM

Kanna

They are tricks, illusions, and cons. And they'll continue as long as there are gullible idiots around like you.

4/16/2017 6:45:56 PM

Anon-e-moose

Harry Houdini published books on how he performed his tricks. Also, Penn & Teller.

NEXT!

4/16/2017 7:18:58 PM

CrowFood

I enjoy a good magic show. They're fun and entertaining. They're no more proof of real magic anymore than Star Trek is proof of alien life, however

4/16/2017 8:39:08 PM

Mister Spak

I should pull a quarter out of Randis ear and get the $1million.

4/17/2017 4:29:23 AM



Zatanna is not a real person.

4/17/2017 4:33:36 AM



You've heard of Jame Randi but you still believe in the supernatural? If there was anything to "magic" the prize would have been claimed years ago.

4/17/2017 5:53:07 AM

Doubting Thomas

Oh shut up... admits that magic uses illusions or sleight of hand, but then claims that perhaps some magicians are performing real magic.

4/17/2017 6:51:36 AM

Shepard Solus

So now when illusionists show you how they perform their tricks, they're merely lying to themselves? Keep spiraling downward, Sriram, you poor, dumb, crayon-eating bastard. Like a drill to pierce the Hells.

4/17/2017 9:05:06 AM

Philbert McAdamia

right in the middle of a crown

WTF? Is that supposed to be "crowd" -- does Sri type with his thumbs?

4/17/2017 9:45:52 AM

dxdydz

Magic is not always about sleight of hand, trap doors, hidden compartments, smoke and mirrors or something up the sleeve.


Sometimes it's about knowing what spell to pitch when casting Force of Will or knowing what order to cast spells in to maximize damage done by a Tendrils of Agony.

Yeah...I've heard of James Randi and his 1 million prize....but regardless of that, magic goes on merrily, growing every day!


Then prove magic is real and go claim his prize.

4/17/2017 10:18:23 AM

Thinking Allowed

That $1,000,000 prize is off the table since James Randi retired from REF.

4/17/2017 3:16:36 PM

Sasha

The street magicians in India know exactly what they're doing: fleecing money from the gullible.

4/17/2017 10:41:21 PM

KingOfRhye

Is Sriram saying there's different types of magic? So, there's not just "a kind of magic"?

https://youtu.be/0siS7nmidl4

4/17/2017 10:51:16 PM

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