I ate a burrito at Chipotle the other day.
Written on the bag was, "Recycling turns things into other things...Like magic!"
Same logic in the OP.
If you want to call that magic, that's cool with me, but that doesn't make it miraculous (a break in how the universe works).
Sure, though, if it helps you get all giggly, then the universe is completely magical.
Right, its not about breaking the laws of physics. The origin of the term hacker (at least according to hacker lore) meant a person that could make furniture using a chainsaw. They understood the tools and materials so well, they could use it to do something that seemed absurd/unlikely/impossible.
Hacking, the old geek usage, was about knowing a thing so well you could make it break the perceived laws of the system. Even the modern usage (when not applied to script kiddies) references someone that knows programming/systems/people/protocols well enough to trick them into doing something that 'shouldn't happen' (like a web form that asks for your name and address, being tricked into giving you all the passwords on the site).
In modern 'magic' guys like Hine, Carroll, Farber etc.talk about magic as 'hacking your brain'. There's an interesting book called 'Mind Hacks' which dumps all the magical terms and describes many 'magic' practices in a scientific way. When you think about it, stage magic is a very good example of hacking the perceptions of the audience.