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Do witches and wizards exist?I am going crazy trying to find out?

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loopie | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 18, 2009 at 6:18 PM via web

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Do witches and wizards exist?

I am going crazy trying to find out?

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riot174 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

Posted October 25, 2011 at 8:24 AM (Answer #65)

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who really knows whats in this world? and who knows exactly what to believe?

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nisarg | Student, Kindergarten | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 6, 2014 at 2:13 AM (Answer #72)

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Witches and wizards do exist, they are scientists. If you took any piece of technology from today and sent it back to the Medical Ages, they would call it witchcraft. The idea is that with technology beyond the time you can seem like a witch or wizard too because people would not be able to explain it and would fear you or praise you.

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user3007593 | Student, Graduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM (Answer #74)

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Yes they do exist, and are very real. Unfortunately they are only a handful in the entire world and it would be like a lottery jackpot to find someone real or come across one because they like to keep a low profile and don't come and give interviews on oprah ;)

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted August 18, 2009 at 8:45 PM (Answer #2)

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Witches and wizards do not exist at all, except in our imaginations. If people were able to perform real magic, I think we would have been able to solve many of the world's problems by now, problems like hunger and drought.  Alternatively, if people were able to perform real magic, they could use that force for evil and become world dictators.  Since neither has occurred, I think it is fair to say that witches and wizards are simply not real.

There is no scientific basis upon which we can make a case for the reality of witches and wizards.  Someone who claims to do something magical cannot afford to allow anyone to observe everything he or she does because then the trick is always revealed.  Some people believe that things happen as a result of black or white magic, but there is no basis to show that a particular cause results in a particular magic effect. 

I think we need to have witches and wizards in our stories, movies, and imaginations because we love the idea of being able to control the world around us in a magical way.  This is why every culture has stories about some forms of witches and wizards. 

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted August 19, 2009 at 5:46 AM (Answer #3)

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As I thought more about your question, I realized that I had given an answer that was not enough.  I have neglected another aspect of our belief in witches that is important, too. Historically, when a woman appeared to be different, more intelligent or less willing to listen to her husband or perhaps different in physcial appearance, with a birthmark, for example, when something bad happened in the community, if a cow died suddenly or the crops failed, she was likely to be accused of being a witch.  This has happened in many countries, including the United States. In New England in particular, communities held "witch trials."  There are plenty of accounts of these, and I have provided a few links about them. 

What I wanted to convey, and hope I have, is that there is a dark side to our belief in witches.  When things go wrong, we would like to blame someone, and that someone is likely to be different from us in some way.  Of course,there is no relationship between crops failing and how a woman  looks or speaks, but we often misunderstand the idea of cause and effect.  

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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted August 23, 2009 at 3:12 PM (Answer #4)

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There is in fact a large contemporary community of people who practice a form of modern pagan witchcraft, primarily based in the United States, Great Britain and Australia. They aren't the supernatural beings of legend and folklore, but people who follow a spiritual belief system that venerates nature as sacred, and tend to believe in animism (the belief that all things have a life force) and in pantheism or polytheism (many gods or deities) as opposed to monotheism (one god, as in Christianity or Islam). They do perform spells and believe in magic, but to them magic is a way of effecting change in the physical world through sheer force of will; a more intense form of prayer is one way to look at it. You can find out more by reading history scholar Ronald Hutton's historical survey The Triumph of the Moon, or NPR journalist Margot Adler's sociological survey Drawing Down the Moon.

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jillyfish | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 26, 2009 at 2:19 PM (Answer #5)

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Witches and Wizards are real, but Magic isn't. Sorry.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted August 26, 2009 at 3:26 PM (Answer #6)

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Most of the witches and wizards are phony, just as most of the magic is tricks. But this does not mean that, there are no phenomenon in this world that are not understood by common physical science. Existence of phenomenons such as telepathy and hypnotism has been well established using systematic study. However the science is still unable understand how exactly this happens.

On very common existence to phenomenon considered impossible by science is that represented by homeopathic medicines. A homeopathic medicine of 1M potency is so much diluted the it is quite certain that the two drops of such medicines administered to a patient does not contain even one molecule of the original active ingredients. Yet this medicine works. Should we club all homeopathic doctors, and the people who run big companies manufacturing and selling homeopathic medicines in the category of witches and wizards.

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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted August 26, 2009 at 3:40 PM (Answer #7)

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Magic is real; it all depends on how you define it.

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gcollins5 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:20 PM (Answer #8)

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It depends upon how you define wizards and witches. Are there people out there who call themselves wizards or witches and believe they can cast spells - certainly. Do they? Well, from their perspective they may be very successful.

However, since you are asking this in a science forum, I would have to say that no, they are not real. That is not to say that there are not things science does not yet understand, or cannot explain, but no magic has ever been scientifically proven to exist/work.

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jillyfish | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 27, 2009 at 1:33 AM (Answer #9)

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Magic is real; it all depends on how you define it. - appletrees

Magic is the performance of an action which breaks the laws of science. This could be miracle healing, talking to the dead, predicting the future, etc etc. And no-one has ever performed magic.

This short clip says it much more eloquently than I have...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFO6ZhUW38w

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted August 27, 2009 at 8:40 AM (Answer #10)

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The following type of views expressed in post #8 are used by many to imply that what is not scientifically established beyond all doubts does not exist.

That is not to say that there are not things science does not yet understand, or cannot explain, but no magic has ever been scientifically proven to exist/work.

But do they know that science itself, in its attempts to prove many so called scientific truths, is forced to accept the existence of many things that are beyond proof. I will give here just one example. Science uses extensively the concept of an imaginary substances called ether pervading the entire universe. Scientists don't know what it is or what its properties are. They cannot prove its existence. They just assume its existence. Without accepting concept of this imaginary ether, all the scientific theories relating to all types of electromagnetic waves, which includes common things like light and heat radiations would become invalid assumptions.

Truth just exists even if not discovered by science. A proper attitude of supporters of science would be to know truths, rather than deny existence of unknown truths.

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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted August 27, 2009 at 8:34 PM (Answer #11)

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Magic is real; it all depends on how you define it. - appletrees

Magic is the performance of an action which breaks the laws of science. This could be miracle healing, talking to the dead, predicting the future, etc etc. And no-one has ever performed magic.

This short clip says it much more eloquently than I have...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFO6ZhUW38w

 

As I said, it depends on your definition, and I happen to disagree with your definition. And no, my brain has not fallen out. I'd lay odds I am far more grounded in reality than those persons who claim there is no such thing as magic. I also disagree that the actions you describe have never occurred. Belief and the spectrum of what constitutes one's personal belief systems can be extraordinarily complex and nuanced, and can't be relegated merely to the realm of what has been empirically proven by one particular group or discipline. The very concept of belief belies this notion, at any rate. So, I have a belief, and I am sticking to it. Your mileage may vary. This does not mean that either one of is more correct than the other. Just that one of us had had different life experiences which have produced a different perspective and world view. It's not that complicated, really. I believe another way of saying this is, we can agree to disagree. Not accepting that viewpoint simply leads to ad hominem attacks, which I believe are frowned upon in these forums.

 

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted August 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM (Answer #12)

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Just to depart from the theme of magic for a little bit, I am surprised that no one has brought up the Wiccan religion thus far.  Although I can't speak for wizards, I know for a fact that there are certainly many witches all over the world.  They generally refer to themselves as "wiccans" and are members of that particular religion (generally a nature-based religion) whose symbol is the pentagram (it's the circle with the star inside:  their symbol of faith).  The Wiccan Rede is as follows:  "Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfil, An' it harm none, do what ye will."  Just the other day, I saw this on a bumper sticker on the car in front of me and was absolutely freaked out.  (It's a bit rare to see that proclaimed so boldly here in the Bible Belt South.)  : )

Still, if you are looking for the amazing world found within The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter universe, . . . I'm afraid those kind of witches and wizards do not exist.  Really neat tales of imagination and fantasy, though!

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sandali | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 29, 2009 at 9:40 PM (Answer #13)

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OH! No!!! Witches never ever exist. It a realaaal lie and is never ever is goin to become the truth....
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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted September 1, 2009 at 6:57 AM (Answer #15)

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Just to depart from the theme of magic for a little bit, I am surprised that no one has brought up the Wiccan religion thus far.  Although I can't speak for wizards, I know for a fact that there are certainly many witches all over the world.  They generally refer to themselves as "wiccans" and are members of that particular religion (generally a nature-based religion) whose symbol is the pentagram (it's the circle with the star inside:  their symbol of faith).  The Wiccan Rede is as follows:  "Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfil, An' it harm none, do what ye will."  Just the other day, I saw this on a bumper sticker on the car in front of me and was absolutely freaked out.  (It's a bit rare to see that proclaimed so boldly here in the Bible Belt South.)  : )

Still, if you are looking for the amazing world found within The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter universe, . . . I'm afraid those kind of witches and wizards do not exist.  Really neat tales of imagination and fantasy, though!

My earlier answer mentioned modern pagan witchcraft, which is another way of saying "Wicca." Hutton uses this slightly more open terminology when referring to what most people call Wicca, when in fact Wicca is a fairly narrowly-defined practice; what you describe actually includes a number of practices that are similar to but are not Wicca, including modern druidry, animism, pantheism, and so-called hereditary witchcraft. So it was in fact brought up before now.

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boo52 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM (Answer #16)

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Wizards and Witches exist if you want them to. They are in the eyes of the createer. If you want them to exist, than they do. It's all about what you believe or not. Don't let anothers opinion drag down your belief.

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jseligmann | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted October 16, 2009 at 12:17 AM (Answer #17)

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Witches and wizards? Magic? Come on! I'm sorry, but I'm not one of those who says, "Well, if you believe it, then it's true." Just like that, belief in something makes it true? I guess we don't have the same definition of the truth then. As far as I'm concerned, witches, wizards and magic are all dependent on the existence of and belief in supernatural forces and abilities, and I'm here to say that there are no supernatural forces or abilities. And guess what: since I believe that to be true, it is. So there.

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rraj411 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 18, 2011 at 3:55 AM (Answer #28)

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I believe Witches are real  you think they are and it completely depends on your thoughts . My suggestion is to keep SCIENCE away from Fantasy and enjoy fictional stories involving WITCHES AND MAGIC.

WATCH HPotter

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leo102103 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 18, 2011 at 11:37 PM (Answer #29)

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i think g collins5 with the discussion about do they exist you are looking for the witch on our screens that can shoot purple glittery stuff through their fingers and not at the big picture, im a practicing wiccan and to answer the question i do think we exist there are ppl with gifts out there i laugh at the way some catholics and other religions can laugh at the idea of witch craft saying it is the work of satin, when they believe in a man who could walk on water and turn water into wine but did they cast him aside and say he was a devil worshiper no they followed him he healed people if this is real im not saying its not i accept that but there is a balance of good and evil out there and i practice white magick healing with crystals and i am enjoying my own life the way i want to live it. its not that most ppl dont believe it its simple they do not choose to believe it as we grow up there has always been sumone there telling us what is bad and good and that is all we know until we get over it a decide for our selves what is bad and good.

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leo102103 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 18, 2011 at 11:40 PM (Answer #30)

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i got this out of a movie but i love the saying: seeing is not beliving, beliving is seeing

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lovepeacea | Student | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM (Answer #31)

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Well, Scientists have not yet have proof, but they do alot of research, Therefore, Noone can say if they exist or not? The question still remains;D

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gurden | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 24, 2011 at 1:24 AM (Answer #32)

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THEY DO NOT EXIST IN THIS WHOLE UNIVERSE

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truthseekah | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 28, 2011 at 2:46 AM (Answer #33)

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There are many within the realm of quantum physics who are making valid associations with the material world and the metaphysical world.  Watch the movie, "What the Bleep Do We Know" to get your feet wet.  It's quite intriging and presents the information in a palpable way.  Also, Dr. Emoto in Japan has some wonderful experiments that lead one to believe there is something to "mind over matter".

If this be true, then theoretically witches and warlocks could indeed exist.

Also, did you know that the US military had "metaphysical" types of experiments and programs that are documented to have existed.  As far fetched as it sounds, the CIA conducted an experiment in remote viewing, or "seeing at a distance" that employed a series of highly regarded psychic spies, as well as ordinary military intelligence as a way to peek both at the possibilities of using ESP in warfare, as well as of course, seeing what the other guys were REALLY doing over "there".  They spent a decade on this project called "Stargate" and who knows how many millions of taxpayer dollars were spent.  If there were nothing there in the first place, there wouldn't take much experimenting to figure this out.

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jillyfish | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:35 AM (Answer #34)

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There are many within the realm of quantum physics who are making valid associations with the material world and the metaphysical world. - truth seekah

Who?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_the_Bleep_Do_We_Know!%3F#Academic_reaction

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truthseekah | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 31, 2011 at 1:36 AM (Answer #35)

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There are many within the realm of quantum physics who are making valid associations with the material world and the metaphysical world. - truth seekah

Who?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_the_Bleep_Do_We_Know!%3F#Academic_reaction

What the Bleep Do We Know - scientists

Just because you can show there was opposition to aspects of the movie, doesn't make it untrue.  Just think, why would Richard Dawkins be opposed to and speak out against this? It goes against everything he preaches.  This coming from a former disciple of his.

Other sources of mind over matter experiments:

Princeton's -Global Consciousness Experiment

Lynn McTaggart's, The Intention Experiment

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jillyfish | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2011 at 8:04 AM (Answer #36)

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Here is my response to your movies claims that consciousness creates our physical experience...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-8-Yxdphsg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99oYQ7aJzoM&feature=related

et al...

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truthseekah | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 1, 2011 at 1:52 AM (Answer #37)

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Here is my response to your movies claims that consciousness creates our physical experience...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-8-Yxdphsg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99oYQ7aJzoM&feature=related

et al...

Your response to claims of consciousness is a debate on religion and the future of god?

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jillyfish | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM (Answer #38)

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Here is my response to your movies claims that consciousness creates our physical experience...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-8-Yxdphsg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99oYQ7aJzoM&feature=related

et al...

Your response to claims of consciousness is a debate on religion and the future of god?

10 minutes into the debate it discusses the nature of conciousness and quantum physics and that discussion lasts for about 30 minutes. And at the end, beautifully, it turns out one of the world's leading quantum physicists is in the audience and he has his say.

Trust me it's a very interesting discussion and very relevant to the topic.

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truthseekah | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 1, 2011 at 3:24 AM (Answer #39)

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Instead of requiring the viewer to watch extensive amounts of video in your responses, can you please paraphrase and give time segments of your videos in the future?  This pertains to other threads in which you are following me.  I will view the video tomorrow and comment.

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Posted August 3, 2011 at 10:08 AM (Answer #40)

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The following type of views expressed in post #8 are used by many to imply that what is not scientifically established beyond all doubts does not exist.

That is not to say that there are not things science does not yet understand, or cannot explain, but no magic has ever been scientifically proven to exist/work.

But do they know that science itself, in its attempts to prove many so called scientific truths, is forced to accept the existence of many things that are beyond proof. I will give here just one example. Science uses extensively the concept of an imaginary substances called ether pervading the entire universe. Scientists don't know what it is or what its properties are. They cannot prove its existence. They just assume its existence. Without accepting concept of this imaginary ether, all the scientific theories relating to all types of electromagnetic waves, which includes common things like light and heat radiations would become invalid assumptions.

Truth just exists even if not discovered by science. A proper attitude of supporters of science would be to know truths, rather than deny existence of unknown truths.

Science abandoned the concept of the ether many years ago, maybe around 1930.  Ether was imagined to be a substance they once thought necessary to vibrate for the transmision of light waves through the vacuum of space.  There is another term scientists now use for another substance they have not yet found.  They call it "dark matter." They argue that it must exist or their gravitational theories about how the universe holds together need to be redone.

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Posted August 3, 2011 at 10:33 AM (Answer #41)

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If by "witches and wizards" you mean people who can perform real supernatural magic (not the illusions of stage magicians), then the answer depends upon your religous belief system.  A belief in witches, wizards and ghosts is not incompatible with the Catholic Church's teaching about the Trinity, and about miracles.  By the Church's definition a miracle has to be something that cannot be explained by natural law.

On the other hand, the great stage magician Houdini, and some other professional magicians, investigated many claims of supernatural psychic abilities of mediums and found that they all were illusions that he could duplicate without supernatural help. He promised his wife that if there was indeed a way to communicate after death he would discover it when he died.  He hasn't.

Science is a discipline based on observation.  You observe things, form a conclusion about how things behave, and then test your theory with new observations. Superstitions don't hold up against their standards. But it is impossible to prove a negative, so science can't prove that beings with supernatural powers don't exist. It can't even prove that "tooth fairies" and Santa Claus are not all false.

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yingy18 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 5, 2011 at 9:06 PM (Answer #42)

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Imagination and belief can make something real.

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schakraborty | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM (Answer #43)

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No they do not exist. It is just a kind of superstition carried out by people mostly in asia. It is not good to use a wolf a toad or a snake for this purpose.

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inivsha-nanhsirk | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 10, 2011 at 8:41 AM (Answer #44)

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Of course they do. Just because they have not been discovered does not mean that they do not exist. Magic exists as well. The only reason people think that it doesn't exist is because it is unknown. Technology is a form of magic as well. If an ancient person was brought to our world, they would believe that magic is everywhere. The computer I am typing this answer on is a type of magic as well.

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saad19296 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 10, 2011 at 11:43 PM (Answer #45)

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In many prehistoric communities many kings/emperors for their entertainment, used to hire magicians and enjoy their magic which was nothing more than some chemistry reactions. E.G you can check the link below -  http://chemistry.about.com/od/demonstrationsexperiments/ss/burnmoney.htm.

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shizza123 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted September 16, 2011 at 4:43 AM (Answer #46)

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I don't know much about this... But I believe in these things..... Even scientits admit that there is a supernatural force controling us. This means that there coud be many other subernatural forces in existance.....

(creepy, huh?)

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jaguar174 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted September 21, 2011 at 6:27 AM (Answer #47)

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yes i think so

 

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smartipi | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 21, 2011 at 7:48 AM (Answer #48)

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In Harry Potter they do. But in reality they don't exist. But if you think they exist I will not stop you from believing that

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oliviak97 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM (Answer #49)

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I do not believe witches and wizards can perform any sort of magic, but some people call themsleves a witch or wizard. Magic is not real, but i guess witches and wizards are. i did once see a guy stare at a bug and it dropped dead right then. We avioded him for the rest of the night hoping he wouldnt stare at us!

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ariana3316 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 27, 2011 at 1:01 AM (Answer #50)

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Of course magic, witches and wizards are certainly not real! If they were real, the world would've been a better place. Magic is only in your mind and only God can make magic. We were born simple, no magic, no complicated stuff, just plain simple. Thinking about it and believing in it is just not the right thing to do. These are some quotes from the people I know:

My friends at church/ Jehovah's witnesses: Believing in magic is a sin, unless it is with God.

My parents: Magic is in our minds

My friends: Anyone who believes in magic is crazy.

 

 

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pjdrishtijain | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 1, 2011 at 10:16 PM (Answer #51)

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i dont think witches and wizards really exist.

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baileybear56 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:13 AM (Answer #52)

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It depends. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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pjdrishtijain | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 4, 2011 at 12:21 AM (Answer #53)

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I dont really think that witches and wizards really exist.It all depends on our thinking that we take magic real or we dont believe in it...........................

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candy-sara | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 5, 2011 at 2:49 PM (Answer #54)

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Its all part of our imagination and blackmagic, witches and wizards do not exist, i have seen many witchcrafts going on in our country if we begin to place our belief in such things we begin to involve ourselves so much that we see things the evil way.  Step aside and see the brighter world the better one around us and we will never have to ask such a question again.

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paisleysucks52 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 6, 2011 at 6:44 AM (Answer #55)

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no because you guys are gay

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meganmjh | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 7, 2011 at 7:48 PM (Answer #56)

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No such thing as witches and wizards, would be pretty cool if there was though.

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agoddard123 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 11, 2011 at 11:25 PM (Answer #57)

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Witches and wizards only exist in the realm of movies, television and a person's imagination.  Our mind can conjure up amazing ideas and characters which may seem real.  The idea of witches and wizards seem to entertain the mind on a level of curiosity.  I am sorry there is not any information to signify the truth of witches and wizards.  Television shows such as "Charmed" and "Bewitched" make these witches seem real and relevant in today's society.  The idea of a witch and/or wizard using his magic to cast spells on a person is absurd and ludicrous.  A person who believes in witches and wizards has a fascinating imagination and should write tons of fictional books.

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shweta12patel | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted October 13, 2011 at 5:52 AM (Answer #58)

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i think witches and wizards exsist but in the fairyworld which is very beyond our imagination and world as some people believe in it too but science has not proved it

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jesskarpinski | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 15, 2011 at 6:25 AM (Answer #59)

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No, witches and wizards do not exist. But, in old times in Salem, MA, people DID study witchcraft.

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graap7b | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 17, 2011 at 8:11 PM (Answer #60)

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nopes its just your thinking

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star6 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 18, 2011 at 12:42 AM (Answer #61)

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I think that magic and these sorcerers are real and is the black magic you might have heard of . Literally , if you mean witches and wizards as in the novel series Harry Potter .....  I am of the conclusion , no .

Sorry , Iwas going to the literature-side . As u have asked the Question related to science forum : NO!!!! because it hasn't been proven yet by science . And moreover , every law is based on hypothesis and experiments and till now no such-concerning hypothesis or experiments have been proven to conclude the existence , (of naturally-occuring) , magic .

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projayjay | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:09 PM (Answer #62)

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It really depends on the definition of witches and wizards. The people you call witches and wixards can be just people in Halloween costumes casting "Spells". Wizards and witches exist only in your mind, developed by your imagination or by reading a book, like Harry Potter. Magic and spells cannot be scientifically proven. Everything in the world can be proven by science. (Well maybe except for religious beleifs. Even if I am an atheist.) Magic also depends on what kind of magic you are talking about. If it is just a big hyperbole about something that is personally amazing, it is not magic. But if magic is something that goes poof and makes a pumpkin carriage appear out of thin air (or nothing), then that cannot exist.

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johndm | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 22, 2011 at 11:23 PM (Answer #63)

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I suppose there.

Because there is an archangel called Satan.

At 2:30 am Monday, May 16, 1983 I had my one and only Biblical kind of open-eyed vision.

As a newish Christian aged 40 years, I was amazed at what took place in the bedroom of my house in north London, whilst lying next to my sleeping wife. One moment I was looking at the curtains when suddenly the curtains were no more and I was looking at a huge white screen. Yet everything else in the bedroom was as normal. Then I saw what I thought was a wilderness/desert where was located a ‘hi-tech’ tent like structure made up of four interlocking circular tents on a 10 x 10 meter base. I was told telepathically this measurement.

After maybe two minutes, Satan appeared and looked at me. He seemed about my age, grey in colour, hairless, a handsome face with chiselled features with his arms folded across his naked chest.

I was then told not to wake my wife or children and lay in bed until 6 am, with that he vanished and the curtains ‘returned’. So 3.5 hours later I jumped up and woke everyone and went into another room to my drawing board, where, with the help of my daughter, scribbled down what I had seen concerning the tent apparition.

Thus, having such a dramatic event happen to me, I certainly believe in the Lord God Almighty because I had come face to face with the Adversary.

JohnDM

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hpus12 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted October 24, 2011 at 5:57 PM (Answer #64)

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Witches & Wizards are imginary characters which are Generally depicted in stories,novels,etc., and do not have real existence

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mjaaaz | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM (Answer #66)

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Some people may like to believe that they are witches and wizards, but personally, I do not believe they exist!

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jellowwwww | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 28, 2011 at 1:10 PM (Answer #67)

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Pics or it didn't happen.

Unfortunately, I doubt they exist.

Other than Harry Potter.

(Just kidding)

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fastestcar5601 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 4, 2011 at 9:37 AM (Answer #68)

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i guess so because peopla say "your a math wizard" and stuff like that but i don tknow abot the witch

 

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acompanioninthetardis | TA , Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted May 31, 2014 at 10:55 PM (Answer #69)

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Witches and wizards do not exist, they are simply fictional.

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thewanderlust878 | TA , Grade 12 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted June 1, 2014 at 3:02 AM (Answer #70)

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Unfortunately, true witches and wizards do not exist. However, there are many individuals out there who claim to be witches and wizards, and are obviously not. the term "magic", when referring to witches and wizards, also does not exist, though many people claim that magic, in some forms, is in fact a real thing. 

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Wiggin42 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted June 4, 2014 at 1:24 PM (Answer #71)

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The easy answer is no. Every instance of people claiming to have magic has been debunked and proved that the " wizards " are frauds. We can rest easy and live our lives under the assumption that magic isn't real. But if it were real, how would we ever know? If the magic that exists is powerful enough, it could potentially prevent humans from ever finding out. There is no way for us to determine beyond a shadow of a doubt that magic doesn't exist because by its very nature we cannot. 

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 7, 2014 at 3:02 AM (Answer #73)

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Wizards or witches don't exist at all

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 18, 2014 at 2:46 PM (Answer #75)

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There are wizards and witches in the world but they're people that claim that they really are when they're not . A lot of them claim to have powers able to perform magic tricks , but those tricks are literally tricks that are like illusions to the eyes . .

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ik9744 | TA , Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 19, 2014 at 1:02 PM (Answer #76)

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Witches and wizards are fake. They don't exist.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted July 30, 2014 at 5:22 AM (Answer #77)

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Who knows. I wont go out and say whether or not they exist, but there are many unanswered things on this earth, they could exist. But I've never seen one. Or maybe i have and just didnt know.

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kevin0001 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 4, 2014 at 5:06 AM (Answer #78)

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I think that the answers to this question may very because of other people's belief. In my opinion, I feel very neutral in between about this. Witches and wizards can exist because we have no real proof that they don't. On the other hand, if witches and wizards were real, wouldn't everybody know by now? That's why my answer would be we don't really know.

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user396107 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 7, 2014 at 3:36 AM (Answer #79)

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It really depends on what your believe in. Witches and wizards exist in as they are interesting to children and can be seen through movies such as Harry Potter. However in reality, and in my opinion, witches and wizards are only a figment of imagination and are absolutely not real. But that is what i believe in and you should make about your own mind about this subject. 

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