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I know it sounds fascinating but do u guys think there is a possibility of a different set of laws that govern the universe.Spells,Witchcraft and Sorcery have been amond us and are also prevalent now.Are any of these true??Is there A scientific explanation??

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Is there a scientific explanation for a different set of laws that govern the universe?
Self-evidently no.

If you're interested in something specific tell us about it?

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So you are saying that all that stuff about magic is untrue right??Well that's a very strong statement to make but what about instances in history about witches and witchcraft??are they only illusions??One More Thing-If your a Christian(who read the bible) you will know what i AM saying is true

You are correct - witchcraft and magic are exactly as true as Christianity.

Sits back to let statement sink in.

yeah so that means we cannot rule out the possibility of such stuff right??

I'm guessing you haven't covered sarcasm and satire in English lessons yet?

I mean, witchcraft and magic are exactly as true as Christianity.

Magic spells work just as often and efficiently as prayers.

Pagan ceremonies summon the presence of nature spirits just as often as devil-worshippers summon Satan and exactly as frequently as Jesus makes a miraculous appearance.

Do you get it yet?

I understand what (as an atheist) you are saying. Numerous pseudo-miracles and similar "phenomena" have been exposed as hoaxes, or ignorant explanations for natural occurences. I have no problem in your claim that they are eqally "true". However, since one cannot prove the non-existence of the spirit world, to assign an equal rate of effectiveness to 'magic spells' as you do to the efficiency of prayers is a pretty big claim. (I understand you believe in neither.) You might say, "In my experience", or "In studies I've read", etc., but to claim unequivically that they are equally as effective is a bit of a stretch. I'm not taking one side or the other (in this comment), but in the interest of "truth", I'd like to see you quallify your premise. PS- SInce reverse evolution has been documented, I expect faeries, gnomes and unicorns to be next!

I think you missed what Lemonie was saying. He was saying that by definition "a different set of laws that govern the universe" has not been SCIENTIFICALLY explained. His comment neither supports nor denies the truth of magic, witches, etc.

No I'm saying that there aren't scientific explanations for the supernatural / paranormal, no alternative physics-book. There are scientific explanations for things and non-scientific explanations. What were you interested in? E.g. a lot of "witches" have since been pardoned (long after being executed) as people have retrospectively decided the weren't after all... L

Here we go again.

If there are a different set of laws governing the Universe, it is a different Universe.

Speaking of how different universes might have different laws of governing the universe, why do different planets have different gravities? Does it have to do with the gasses in the atmosphere?

Gravity is due to mass - bigger planets have more mass, so they have more gravity. It is nothing to do with the atmosphere pressing things down (or how could gravity affect things in the vacuum of space?)

If you want to have a serious discussion, then it woud be a great start if you cited some research. Primary published papers would be best, but even secondary sources (our beloved Jospeh Campbell, or others) would be acceptable.

I'm happy to discuss the philosophical question of whether "magic" as such could possibly be formulated in th same way that our actual Universe is constructed, with laws, predicatability, and causal relationships. Several 20th Century authors have attempted to do so.

I'm also willing to discuss the historical and social context of the perception of magic, and the use of "magic" in pre-industrial societies as a mode of natural philosophy.

If you're just trolling (as your comment farther down implies), then there's no real point in responding.

i find the instructables society diverse and intelligent enough to join dis discussion.dis question has bugged me since childhood.so i would like to ur views(if any)

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Z1ggy

8 years ago

it could be that they arent different laws, could be that they havent been discovered as of yet. Magic would be interesting if it were real. Do i have proof of either stance? no. Till then i will remain open minded.

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