Is witchcraft rational?

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That doesn't stop us from using it and practicing it and believing it can do good, just like the Azande keep on believing and practicing magic despite its occasional failures (1). We may at first glance dismiss the idea of witchcraft to be irrational, but what does rational mean anyways? To me rational is what I can explain with what I know and irrational is what I can't explain with what I know...
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I know through some physics I studied that sound waves have a long wavelength and can therefore bend around corners and light can't for the opposite reason. That is science and I knew it yesterday and today and it won't change tomorrow. My knowledge about other things though will change as I learn new things every day...
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