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Close Encounters with People Apt to Believe in Close Encounters

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  1. Chris Bell says:

    Well then you’ll love this article, which notes that more people believe in the Devil than Darwin.

    82 percent of those surveyed believed in God

    79 percent believed in miracles

    75 percent in heaven

    72 percent believed that Jesus is God or the Son of God.

    42 percent of those surveyed said they believed in Darwin’s theory

    35 percent of the respondents believed in UFOs and 31 percent in witches.

  2. greglas says:

    Horatio:

    O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!

    Hamlet:

    And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,

    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

    I do think it’s very odd, though, to think a stage magician would possess magical powers. Presumably there would have to be two classes of stage magicians, then: one class that deceives people with illusions and another that simply uses actual magical powers. It would be much harder to do the work of the former!

  3. greglas says:

    Adam — You also may be interested in the law and magic blog.

    http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/

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