Okay? So thinking about a guy "levitating" when you know perfectly well that there's somethign holding him up - something removed from view in the production process - makes you feel strong? No offense, but if THAT gives you strength these have got to be some seriously weak people.
Where exactly did I say this? I was actually talking about the body suspension on the helicopter in this context.
Didn't realize you where talking about the helecopter. That's something of a bed of nails stunt though.
And how can you know for sure that there's no possibility that the gimmick, if it where wires or not, wasn't invisible for the people who where there? I have a lot of imagination, you know. Anything is possible... maybe not as much as I think, but as long as it inspires me, who cares? I don't.
You're right - you have alot of imagination.
To lift Criss' weight (assumed to be 185lbs) he would need either wires to lift from above, or a hydrolic system to lift him from below (we're referring to his highest levitations where he exceeps 3 feet). The thinnest wires that could accomplish such a feet are as thick as a pencil, and the smallest hydrolic jcak that could lift him is as wide as a toilet paper roll (just the cardboard part). Either way, there are no existing systems that would allow him to levitate that way - and the technology is far from available.
This is the problem with "thinking beyond" as you put it earlier. You allow yourself to believe the impossible or even the ridiculous simply because you WANT it to be more than trickery. This kind of thinking is what encourages many people to join cults with David Keresh, L. Ron Hubbard, and Jim Jones replacing Angel as the "Inspirational Leader".
For your other argument, yes, of course there are some weak people out there- it doesn't matter what helps them to feel stronger, as long as there is something that helps them and makes there life a little better.
Untrue. People follow what makes them feel strong, and as you've said they also pledge unyielding loyalty to it. This is a dangerous combination.
I try to think beyond almost everything, that's part of my personality.
That will prove a hindrance to you later in life. Trying to find deeper meanings in things, simply becase you want there to be more, is the base ingredient for conspiracy theorists.
Thanks for the advice, I believe you to mean well. But you know, I'm an artist, I write poems and short stories, I'm a sensible and emotional person and I love philosophy.
So was Mark Twain, but he managed to keep everything in perspective rather than believing or trying to "find something more" in everything that came along. As a literary genius he was also a massive skeptic - this skepticism is what led him to see the world as it truely was, rather than searching for additional meanings in it. His world view gave him the ability to write some of the greatest works in the literary world - containing some of the greatest advice men have passed to their next generation.
It's not that I absolutely want to believe in anything, it's more that thinking beyond everything is some kind of mind-game that helps me to be as creative as I can.
What you're describing now is 'pseudo philosophy'.
I'm not going to get into what that means, since your other statements don't coroberate that it's really what you're doing. Thus far, this is the first time you've claimed that you don't truely 'believe' and are simply using it as a mind game - hence why I don't beleive it.
To use the building float example again... even if it's nothing more than a camera trick, when people are able to think beyond that and brainstorm other possibilities, maybe someday there's somebody who will be able to really accomplish doing it live! That's my point.
Okay? You're using "think beyond" as a replacement for everything from philosophical strength to innovation through engineering - narrow the scope and decide what "thinking beyond" actually means.
Everytime I say anything positive about Criss and write down my reasons for it, people literally force me to defend myself over and over again.
There's a lesson to be laerned there.
If you think that my arguments are so stupid and that I'm so wrong, why don't you just ignore my posts?
Because we see you making a foolish descision and we want to prevent it, frankly, we're trying to help you.
You seem to think that you are the in between of magician and layperson. There is no such thing. Magicians do not judge a magician based on the "emotions" he causes. The magician wants the laypeople to think about the emotions.
You are not a magician. You are a layperson. I do not know why you think you are a magician but based on the way you perceive magic, you are a layperson. Having your own opinion is fine but when you start to argue with informed professional opinions that are based in fact and not "feelings", that I find insulting.
I found that "not quite a layman anymore, but not yet a magician"- which was actually the term I used- would be the easyest way to describe it. What I mean is, I'm a beginner in magic, so I am getting more and more knowledge step by step, and that means sometimes I'm already watching magic with different eyes, on the other hand sometimes I just enjoy it and experience it as a lay person without thinking about methods and technology at all.
Juliegel is right. There is no such thing as a cross between a magician and a layperson. And as Juliegel allude to, I'd like to know how much experience you have in magic before any kind of distinction is made as to which group you fit in.