The idea of perpetual motion machines was popular way back in time. It is understandable that people yearn for a simple, cheap,easy answer to a complicated, expensive and difficult problem. I suppose that is human nature. There is a charm about magic and about stories about it, such as "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" or the one about the lamp with the Genie in it. Some rely on intercessory prayer instead of their own efforts. An all powerful Creator surely could suspend the law of gravity in response to a jumper saying and praying as he falls past the 40th floor, "I've changed my mind, please suspend the law of gravity."