I believe this really is magical

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I believe this really is magical

Postby Guest » April 28th, 2007, 5:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXQeQD0CJzY

I predict: If you watch this you will grin. :)

What a time we live in, no?

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Re: I believe this really is magical

Postby Brad Henderson » April 28th, 2007, 7:41 pm

If you read the Magic at the Manor article in Magic Magazine, or the feature article in MUM, you have seen one of the people behind this program. Richard Garriot, magic collector and amateur magician, is part of the company which sent Hawking up. He was also on the flight.

Brad

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Re: I believe this really is magical

Postby Guest » April 28th, 2007, 8:37 pm

While zero gravity in the vomit comet is awesome and seeing Dr Hawking enjoy the ride was also pleasing the phenomenon is not magical. That it is knowingly created in a way which all involved are acutely aware of in the process cancels what might otherwise be component a of wonder. Quite a method though if someone like DC wants to use it in a special with a set on the plane. ;)

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Re: I believe this really is magical

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 28th, 2007, 9:29 pm

I know exactly how it works, but I still believe the birth of a child is magical.

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Re: I believe this really is magical

Postby Guest » April 28th, 2007, 9:36 pm

Quote:
I know exactly how it works, but I still believe the birth of a child is magical.

You got that right -- the two best, most magical moments of my life.

Still, the clip did make me smile.

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Re: I believe this really is magical

Postby Guest » April 29th, 2007, 2:39 pm

Seriously, Mr. Townsend: That wasn't actual, literal "magic"? You don't say!!


;)

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Re: I believe this really is magical

Postby Guest » April 29th, 2007, 4:10 pm

You heard it here first! That Hawking is a clever dude.

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Re: I believe this really is magical

Postby Guest » April 29th, 2007, 4:35 pm

I know exactly how it works, but I still believe the birth of a child is magical.
One can consider all the willful actions which led to the arrival of a new sentient being an act of magic.

And yes I found that video of Hawking in zero g heartwarming.


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