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58 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 August 2007 09:13PM

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Comment author: Shakespeare's_Fool 22 August 2007 02:43:27AM 5 points [-]

A student who said it was done by magic would, of course, have been correct. Because it was done by magic.

The teacher moved the plate when the audience wasn't looking. That is one of the ways magicians perform their tricks.

If they had used words such as "supernatural," "miracle," or "paranormal," then they would not have been discussing physics.

But good magicians are the best practical physicists.