I do believe, I do, I do! I believe in natural magic, the magic of reality. Don’t read Rowling without it.
…the magic of a thunderstorm over Grand Canyon, of the Milky Way on a cloudless night far from light pollution or of a scanning electron micrograph of an ant’s face. Or, for that matter, the magic of a lover’s kiss. Fairy-tale spells, miracles and myths — they make good stories. But the truth — science — is more magical, in the best and most thrilling sense of the word, than any myth or made-up miracle. Richard Dawkins
The magic even works in Kentucky.
Who knows what great magic may lie ahead, as reality unfolds? As Arthur C. Clarke put it,
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
“It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God–but to create him.”
“Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.”
“I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself.”