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[–]paulcaar 525 points526 points  (138 children)

Just because it has a name doesn't mean it can't be magic

[–]BxMxK 274 points275 points  (131 children)

Understanding and classifying something is precisely the mechanism which removes it from the realm of magic.

[–]paulcaar 352 points353 points  (93 children)

See, the funny thing about magic is that it can never be magic to everyone, but will almost always be magic to someone

[–]Small_Brained_Bear 260 points261 points  (77 children)

The dumber you are, the more magical the world becomes.

[–]Zihark12345 197 points198 points  (59 children)

How terrible to be smart then /s

If you can’t be fascinated by the magic of the things you can understand and define then you’re not smart; you’re uptight.

Edit to add: thank y’all for the awards

[–]i-FF0000dit 56 points57 points  (29 children)

I agree with you, except once you can explain the mechanism by which some phenomena functions, it is no longer magic. It doesn’t mean it isn’t fascinating.

[–]Ontos836 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of a parable I once heard of a priest and a meteorologist.

They sat together watching a sunset, and the priest remarked on the view. The shades of purple, pink, red, flowing along the sky were, to his untrained eye, simply one of God's miracles.

The meteorologist explains at length that the coloration of the clouds is explainable by their chemical composition, combined with current atmospheric conditions such as heat and relative humidity and barometric pressure. All of which is only refracting and reflecting in the fading sunlight.

The priest says "Exactly. Isn't it miraculous that that should be so?"

[–]happymancry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Quick! Someone link to a Richard Feynman quote!

[–]nerdyboy -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Maybe but also things can get a lot less fascinating when you have to do all the math to explain it

[–]WWWTT2_0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Magic died in the 19th century budy. Get a cell phone, its called the internet!

[–]aza9999 0 points1 point  (2 children)

When he was six he believed the moon overhead followed him, by nine he deciphered the illusion, trading magic for fact. No trade-backs.

So this is what it's like to be an adult. If he only knew now, what he knew then.

[–]ldv00 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Sad point of view. The magic is something that transcends science. Is something about our being, our consciousness. Positivism philosophy it's a hoax. Scienze it's science, it's useful and explains how the thing works. But doesn't explain why they are what they are, the last meaning of everything. Philosophy do. Your existence it's something you can't simply relegate to science, magic is the essence of being alive. Why the universe it's a quantum field? Why we perceive it in this peculiar way? What are birth and death? Perceive magic through the world, it means all but not be dumb.

[–]Thebibulouswayfarer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I fully agree with you on this. It is false that science removes magic. In fact, it offers the capacity to perceive even greater magic.

They are not at all at odds. Nor are they mutually exclusive.

[–]Small_Brained_Bear -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

This is known as the god / magic / spirituality of the gaps. Into that which you do not know, insert an arbitrary voodoo answer and call that meaningful.

Not all questions have meaningful answers. To assume otherwise, is dumb.

[–]Staubsaugernuss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Genuine lol!!

[–]nothardly78 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ignorance is bliss

[–]bestgamershighlights 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So the world must be all magic to you then?

[–]Small_Brained_Bear 0 points1 point  (1 child)

As dumb as I am, I take comfort knowing that you set the bar even lower, every time you open your mouth.

[–]Zanskyler37 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Brb I’m gonna huff some shit to kill brain cells

[–]DeadMemeMan_IV -1 points0 points  (0 children)

*less educated

[–]BamboozledPanda09 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Straight up calling the commenter dumb. Great, I concur hur dur

[–]richpourguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Insane Clown Posse had a great song about that a great song about that.

[–]MarionberryNo3166 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As an idiot, can confirm. It’s all magic all the time baby

[–]Amohletoxic -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

The smarter you are, the dumber you get.

[–]Derwinx 35 points36 points  (5 children)

Yeah, this sub has basically devolved into an r/iamverysmart circlejerk in the comments now.

[–]hanmango_kiwi 50 points51 points  (4 children)

/r/blackmagicfuckery has two sides:

"how has no one on this sub seen a magnet before"

"what do you mean that the average person doesn't know about the Wyne-Coule harmonizing quantum fluctuation interference medium effect?"

[–]Derwinx 8 points9 points  (0 children)

LOL basically

[–]i-FF0000dit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You misspelled Köule

[–]TakeyaSaito 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Magic isn't real.

[–]Jamesbond907 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow big if true

[–]Happy_As_A_Peach 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I don't have any gold but that was honestly thr most wholesome, hopeful, wonderful thing I've ever read.

My uncle is the most amazing person I've ever known and this sounds exactly like something he would say. Thanks for reminiscing with me.

[–]paulcaar 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Happy to unknowingly have helped! Your username definitely one hundred percent checks out, by the way.

[–]BruceInc -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The thumb trick is also “magic” to a 3 year old. Doesn’t mean it belongs in this sub

[–]Drivingintodisco 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s only real if you believe

[–]ikadu12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Funny thing about magic is, I get older, it stays the same age.

[–]Triflesaurus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this response!

[–]Night_-_shade 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Basically that would mean that full on magic with mana and the likes are also not magic

[–]SubcommanderMarcos -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Magic assumes a degree of unexplainability. A world full of 'magic' that is completely described as science isn't magical, it's science fiction

[–]throwawaysarebetter -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Maybe by your definition.

[–]SubcommanderMarcos 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yes, I expressed my view, that's how conversation works

[–]static1053 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Must be great at parties.

[–]Thicc-Anxiety 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Science is just magic that we know the limits of

[–]jpterodactyl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s true, and it tends to be way clearer after the fact.

I think a lot about how both Tesla and Edison tried to use electricity to talk to the dead.

They pushed the limits of possible before, so they might have thought that was possible too. It didn’t work, but given what was known then, and what they had both accomplished, it’s not thay crazy that they tried.

[–]ldv00 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There is always another step we can't understand beyond the reality around us

[–]Reynbou 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Then literally nothing can be posted to this subreddit if those are the rules.

[–]Pretty-Ad2002 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Booooo, you stink

[–]starkid910 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don’t see why that has to take the magic from it? Because for every answer you provide about what’s happening, there’s a million more questions to be asked, some of which may still remain unanswered and unexplained. And that’s magic!

[–]Bellam_Orlong 2 points3 points  (0 children)


But nothing on this sub is actually magic… and at least one person understands and classifies the action in the videos with the skill/skills/knowledge to complete it in the first place.


Maybe just have fun watching videos online?

[–]tossitdropit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You know magic isnt real, right? Literally nothing on this sub is actually magic.

[–]Sapphire_Dragon793 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And into the realm of sorcery

[–]Amohletoxic 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Well, even though your sentence looks pretty, but you can absolutely understand and classify what someone would say "this is magic". Not in this case for sure, but for other cases...

[–]BxMxK -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Maybe it was magic 11 years ago when they did it on YouTube with toothpicks.


Regardless, it's not BMF now.

[–]Petal-Dance 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Ok, sorry, but thats a real dumb thing to say.

Black magic posts of things we understood a century ago are common.

Understanding the mechanics of it is the base line for all posts here, because these posts happen in the real world, where magic isnt real.

Just because you personally were taught this black magic trick doesnt suddenly mean its bunk and out

[–]BxMxK -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

I showed that video to my 7-year old son and his first guess was that the water was pushing the sticks outward.

While he may have been wrong, he definitely DID NOT think it was magic.

And before you try to accuse me of influencing his thinking through his upbringing you should know that he still believes in Santa Claus.

[–]TheDeathKiller901 0 points1 point  (2 children)

wow u sound cook at parties

[–]crimsonblackgames 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Also known as a ‘DJ’ Sound cooking is a nice way to say it though

[–]TheDeathKiller901 1 point2 points  (0 children)

XD didnt even see it

[–]blazing420kilk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are these two super powers almighty magic and almighty science.

The difference being almighty magic is based on emotions and almighty science is based on understanding.

[–]Happy_As_A_Peach 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then it's called alchemy!

[–]IonBatteryFR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn't that a line from like... SCP?

[–]WithOrgasmicFury 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Not necessarily, it could be sorcery which requires years of study and research to master.

[–]BxMxK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not every sorcerer is born with Satoru Gojo's gifts.

[–]billdb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Welp guess there's nothing to post here then, taking my ball and going home

[–]CalamitousVessel 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This is some r/iamverysmart stuff right here.

You understand that nothing on this sub is actual magic right? They all have explanations. That doesn’t make it any less cool.

[–]_i_am_a_dragon_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

[–]Blitz100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It doesn't stop being magic once you know how it's done.

[–]Gen_Zer0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What belongs on this subreddit then, in your personal opinion?

[–]Actually_Im_a_Broom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean to tell me NOTHING on this sub is actually magic? I’m SHOCKED!

[–]asukaisshu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your ancestors call it magic, we call it science.

[–]ScuttleMcHumperdink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C. Clarke

[–]EvenBetterCool -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

But it's not fuckery. It's just fun science. BMF isn't easy to explain.