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tommy
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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Steve_Mollett
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Excellent article.
Author of: GARROTE ESCAPES
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
- Albert Camus
Magnus Eisengrim
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Now these letters and emails come more often from the half-bright, some of them professional academics, than from the fully bonkers or barking.

You can tell the half-bright from the barking because the barking don't know how little they know, while the half-bright know enough to think that they know a lot, but don't know enough to know what part of what they know is actually worth knowing.


That alone makes the article worth reading. Thanks.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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The roots of science are in magic, not religion, at least according to Lynn Thorndike's History of Magic and Experimental Science (1923-1958, in 8 volumes). At least part of which is online, here.
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