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The term '''''magical''''' is more or less synonymous with ''[[supernatural]]'', referring to a phenomenon outside the range of [[natural]] explanation (although [[scientific]] and/or [[statistical]] analysis can provide evidence ''against'' magical claims).
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'''Magic''' is more or less synonymous with the [[supernatural]], referring to phenomena outside the range of [[natural]] explanation (although [[scientific]] and/or [[statistical]] analysis can provide evidence ''against'' magical claims).
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[[Science fiction]] author [[Arthur C. Clarke]] famously stated that "any sufficiently advanced [[technology]] is indistinguishable from magic" (''Profiles of the Future'', 1973 revision).
  
 
[[Theistic]] [[belief]] is sometimes called "magical thinking".
 
[[Theistic]] [[belief]] is sometimes called "magical thinking".
  
[[Category:Miscellaneous terminology]]
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==See also==
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*[[Witchcraft and sorcery]]
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[[Category:Metaphysics]]
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[[Category:Paranormal]]
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[[Category:Superstition]]

Revision as of 10:52, 10 December 2009

Magic is more or less synonymous with the supernatural, referring to phenomena outside the range of natural explanation (although scientific and/or statistical analysis can provide evidence against magical claims).

Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke famously stated that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" (Profiles of the Future, 1973 revision).

Theistic belief is sometimes called "magical thinking".

See also

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