Magic, the Middle Ground Between Science and Religion

You never know when it’s worth staying awake through the last set of commercials for a trip to the bookshelf. On Thursday’s Report, Stephen paid tribute to TV’s Mr. Wizard (Don Herbert), who died last week, by recreating his famous egg-in-a-bottle experiment.

To this day when my kids ask how something scientific works, I say, “A wizard does it.” … watch and try not to learn … Now, here’s the science part. How did I do that? Well, I didn’t. The smoke from the fire alerted God, who pushed the egg into the bottle to put put the fire. Thanks, Big Guy.

The Wisconsin State Journal link above explains how it works.


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  1. Medieval cosmology at its best. I hereby subscribe.

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