My boyfriend and I got into a little discussion about the iPad. I find the commercials ridiculous, using such words like, "magical." They're presumptuous and arrogant.
He asked me, "How do you know it's not magic? Do you know how it works?"
I said, "No. Of course not. But that doesn't mean it's magic. There is a perfectly good explanation of how touch screens work. Just because I don't know how it works doesn't mean it's magic."
He went on to say, "You do realize that people use that same argument for god, right?"
Then he went on to say it would take me 30-40 years to learn how a touch screen worked, and that my logic wasn't really logical.
We're both atheists, but he's had a lot more time working on his logic and whatnot (he's 10 years older). Most of the time I take his word for what it is, simply because I really don't know better. That is slowly changing (as I'm learning to question everyone), and this is one of the few times I felt I could "take him on", so to speak. (Keep in mind, this was just a silly conversation between the two of us.)
But really. Is my logic here faulty? I've been trying to think for days about how my logic with this has been faulty. I KNOW there is a physical, obviously well-tested reason for touch-screens to work. It's NOT magic. All it would take is some research on my part. Right?
I'm a bit confused...