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the nature of magic? 
25th-Apr-2009 03:55 pm
whut?
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke

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I thought about this just now. I...either think this Earthian guy was a genius or a whack-a-loon, right now.
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25th-Apr-2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
I think that's a really cool quote.

And all the greatest technological advancements are like magic in that magic is what people use to describe things that are impossible for man to accomplish on his own. But there are people that have been smart enough to dream and think outside of the box and challenge the boundaries of mankind and make the impossible happen.

...okay, I think I had a point there, but it's disappeared. I need to have a nap...
25th-Apr-2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
I got your point, kid, don't worry.
In short, technology = magic.
25th-Apr-2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, thank you.

How else could something the size of a cellphone keep me from dropping dead, right?
25th-Apr-2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Or medicine, in general.
...the hospital Kyle works at makes me laugh a lot, now.
25th-Apr-2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Knowledge is magic too. Just think if we were to visit a hospital from 500 years ago, we'd be able to save people even though we aren't doctors just with our every day knowledge on stuff like sterilization and what we call common sense.

'Common sense' has evolved by leaps and bounds, and I'm sure they'd think that we were magic to know as much as we do.
25th-Apr-2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I wasn't laughing at it ,I was probably laughing at what Kyle laughs at every day.

And yes. When someone disses the germ theory, I look confused.
25th-Apr-2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
My Grandmother used to think that spitting in wounds made them heal.
25th-Apr-2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Ew.
25th-Apr-2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't want to know what she'd do for me...
25th-Apr-2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Me, either, kid.
25th-Apr-2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
"Pale boy, you need more colour, you fast all day, put radish under pillow. Hungry body will soak up the colour. No medicine, no western bullshit, just radish."

Meanwhile, I die overnight, and she blames the moon.
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