Science is not exact,nothing is nor can anything be as such.
If anything I see science more as another set of gods that man has instilled his trust unto.
Lol,I just talked you into realising what I meant when I said "I don't think anyone could use it in this day and age."
Your last post is the mindset of the modern man,humanity has abandoned the possibility of anything inexplicable,and has as such disspelled it from this world as best it can.
xD time for a new topic!
How interested are you in architecture?
Well, once again, I'd like to point out that chemistry started out as alchemy and we don't consider that magic do we? The same goes for spells. Preforming a ritual in order to cause some effect that is not explainable with our current understanding isn't magic is it? After all, bees don't fly by magic just because the current formula isn't quite right do they? The problem is that when something becomes provable, it will cease to be magic, and instead be science. As such, "magic" can never be accepted, because if it was, it would be replicatable, and cease to be magic. If people were more open minded, like you say, there may well cease to be magic in those things you mentioned. The real problem with word magic, is that it's almost defined so that it can't exist.
I've encountered "ghosts" on a multitude of junctures. I've seen inexplicable "lights" in the sky,and indescribable "things" moving in the shadows at night,and have had dreams that come true...but...of course "Things like that don't exist!" xD
People really should be more open minded... -.-"
Hm,by magic I was refering to something more like conjuring spells,alchemy,transfiguration...those sorts of things. The majority of people think it to be childish to believe in such things,and thus it's widely dismissed as merely a fairytale.
You make a very valid point though,most religious people often affirm the existence of miracles (Christians do at least) and there's certainly a growing amount of such an occurrence.
Believe me, I've seen a few nutcases, and infact I sorta am one, so I would be the last person to call you that. "how many millions of people do you think walk about dismissing the chance of magic on a regular basis?" This is a question without an answer, because it depends on your definition of magic. In the most extreme event, I'd have to sayabout 12% percent, since that's the number of nonreligious people out there. The atheisit population is at about 2.5% though. I consider magic to be anything supernatural (once again, it becomes difficult to define what supernatural is), so I think that about 9/10 people believe in "magic" from my definition. That would be quite a few brains working together would it not? Also, I would think that "outsider" ideas are even more open to mainstream thought these days than ever before because of the internet and relitively free speech.
Yes and no.
To say everything i'd have to tell you my life story,which i'm not going to do both because I wouldn't put something like that on the internet,and because I don't feel like typing it. xP
I will tell you a few as long as you don't think me a nutcase. xD
Well,if the power of the mind is as extensive as I judge it to be then it certainly would be improbable. (Nothing is truly impossible.)
Building off of that,how many millions of people do you think walk about dismissing the chance of magic on a regular basis?
Mankind has a tendency of holding on to one thought and forgetting all the other ones.
I gotta say I do,I myself have had quite a few experiences that I could not rationalize away.
One of the major things I do believe to be real is power of the mind.
For example,if enough people think/believe something,whether true or not,it will come into existence.
I do think that magic is possible,but I don't think that anyone could use it in this day and age.
I don't really belive in the supernatural, because if it existed, it would then become the natural. That was an answer to your question, but here is an answer to what you were asking. I belive that there are many things that we haven't discovered, but I don't think someone could preform magic. How about you?