Did Marco Polo actually witness a levitating Monk on his journey eastward?

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  • #40705

    Unseen
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    Who said Marco saw a monk defying the laws of gravity? Was that person traveling West at the time?

    Yes it was Westward near the Himalayas

    So, who says or said that Marco Polo witnessed a levitation?

    #40707

    And whom exactly was the person who saw Mr Polo who was traveling westward by the Himalayas and where was he going? Details man. We need details!! Was he the first man from the East to discover the West?

    A monk levitating with a cat on his lap near Tibet? Wow! I bet that no monk do what the cat man do!

    Reg, please stop it…that’s was an nepaling pun!

    #40708

    _Robert_
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    Who said Marco saw a monk defying the laws of gravity? Was that person traveling West at the time?

    Yes it was Westward near the Himalayas

    LOL.

    #40709

    Unseen
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    Levitation is easy. Even crazy homeless people can do it, Michael.

    #40714

    michael17
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    Here are some details of the journey and the monk(s)

    https://universe-inside-you.com/buddhist-monks/

    #40715

    michael17
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    @robert,

    That was lazy scholarship on my part of course it had to be on his Eastward journey.

    #40726

    TheEncogitationer
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    Michael17,

    I must confess, I think I accidentally engaged in the formal logical fallacy of modus tollens when talking about rises in temperature and scalding (If A then B; Not B; Therefore Not A.) For that, I say My bad.

    However, Herbert Benson would still have to give some rational explanation for why humans with extremities above 145° Fahrenheit didn’t scald. Otherwise, this is an incredible claim without incredible proof.

    #40727

    TheEncogitationer
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    Unseen,

    The man wasn’t even a crazy homeless person. He obviously had the arm and upper body strength to support himself in the air, so that there should disqualify him for a donation. Rubber-covered gloves would also add to gripping power. Also, why would he be asking for donations for food if the world was really ending? If he could accurately foresee an Apocalypse, couldn’t he have foreseen the ebbs and flows of a Stock Market and acted accordingly so he wouldn’t be homeless?

    My only question about the technique of his stunt was at 1:59. Was he hanging from a coat hook? Is there something I missed?

    Spidey-Senses should always tingle with things like this.

    #40728

    TheEncogitationer
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    Reg,

    So why did the direction of the traveller matter? Does gravity work different in the East than from the West, like swirling water flows counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere?

    Is the Cat Man really all that? And was that really such a bad pun? I say let’s ask Bob Segar when he gets back:

    #40730

    Unseen
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    Unseen, The man wasn’t even a crazy homeless person. He obviously had the arm and upper body strength to support himself in the air, so that there should disqualify him for a donation. Rubber-covered gloves would also add to gripping power. Also, why would he be asking for donations for food if the world was really ending? If he could accurately foresee an Apocalypse, couldn’t he have foreseen the ebbs and flows of a Stock Market and acted accordingly so he wouldn’t be homeless? My only question about the technique of his stunt was at 1:59. Was he hanging from a coat hook? Is there something I missed? Spidey-Senses should always tingle with things like this.

    I was aware of everything you pointed out when I posted the video, but yes there is that moment when he’s not standing and his hands aren’t gripping anything.

    The man is a magician in the sense of an illusionist, so it’s a performance and there’s a magician’s secret in there somewhere. Notice that in the scene you mention, there are no passengers in the frame, though video editing makes one think that people are watching. Also, who’s to say that the commuters aren’t paid actors as well?

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