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Old 01-15-2013, 03:56 PM   #32
hughrbeyer
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Re: Increasing Ground Awareness for Internal Strength

I don't view "parlor tricks" as being entirely negative. They're quick, showy demonstrations of skills that are clearly unusual. As long as they are in fact showing the interesting skill--having a dozen people push on you isn't quite as hard as it looks, but does demonstrate that you're hard to push over. If all they're doing is demonstrating that you've trained your ukes to fall over when you look at them, they become less interesting.

Evolution doesn't prove God doesn't exist, any more than hammers prove carpenters don't exist.
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