The Magic Of It
Posted by Baker Street on Sun, 14 Jan 2018
In Stone Age times one comes across the ‘superstition’ of pressing a thorn into the foot print of an enemy. The owner of the footprint is then supposed to experience the same harm as the ‘magic’ by being stuck with thorn in the foot somewhere along his path. The odds of this happening are 99,9% set to fail according to science. However, according to mathematics, there is still a 0,01% chance of it actually happening and the intended victim might actually step into a thorn. Is this ‘co-incidence’ a mere co-incidence, or is there indeed the chance of an ‘X-Factor’ or a ‘Great Unknown’ having some mysterious influence on us.
In Africa one has the practice of throwing and interpreting ‘the bones’. Once again the chance of an accurate prediction is minimal, but who is to say that it never has happened? Your chance of winning at the Roulette is equally slim, and yet; why do we play? A 0,01%chance is slim, but there is still a chance on success. That is the sport of the game for those who have an imagination and belief in the impossible, where others believe in no magic at all. Does ‘The Twilight Zone’ exist, or is the odd ‘win’ a mere ‘co-incidence’? I will leave you to make up your own mind while I head off to the local Casino to go and make another bet; just because I feel 'lucky'.