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Topic: Science of magic (Ha ha)
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Sep 5, 2007 07:57AM)
Hi guys just to let you know I am a science communicator and love this section I delivery shows up and down the UK covering basic science principles. At the moment I am working on a ‘science of magic’ show, we are not talking about exposure so don’t panic.

At the moment I am using fortune telling fish to show how science can be delivered as something else (they don’t work by heat as well). Do a couple of tricks on the eye and mind. Ending up with binary numbers as mind reading act. The whole thing is flexible and done as a walk round / table hoping thing. The first trails worked well and interest is strong

And advice or comments would be great. This section is going to be great
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 5, 2007 08:57AM)
Are you doing it for children, or adults? Exposure is an over worked word, what exactly do you mean. The sharing of ideas is what the science of magic is all about, so feel free to expose yourself. HA HA HA
Message: Posted by: tbaer (Sep 5, 2007 11:48AM)
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On 2007-09-05 08:57, Yellowcustard wrote:
Hi guys just to let you know I am a science communicator
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I real live science person aboard. That's great. I hope you can share a lot of ideas with us. I'm always anxious to learn.
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Sep 6, 2007 07:05AM)
First to answer Al Angello, the science magic is for adults. I do show for kids aged 3 up to 14. I have also done things for teachers and adults. I want to say something about the exposing your self but there a line coming close and closure so I won’t.

And just to let you know that I don’t have a formal science training but I do have a massive interest in science and have a expanse of knowledge and experience in science communication.

Iam looking forward to share help and learn from this section.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 6, 2007 07:20AM)
Gonna teach behaviorism (s/r -> anchoring) and from that off to beliefs?
Message: Posted by: Doug Peters (Sep 7, 2007 08:48AM)
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On 2007-09-06 08:20, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Gonna teach behaviorism (s/r -> anchoring) and from that off to beliefs?
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If we can't even get to "language" from behaviorism, how will we ever reach "beliefs"?
Behaviorism has written checks for vastly more funds than it has in its reserves.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 7, 2007 08:52AM)
Doug, in a word "superstition". The behaviorist findings are impressive.

For people, chain random positive reinforcement to images and words and what do you get?

The NLP term "anchoring" takes this to a general proposition about stimuli chaining where the chain formation (setting the anchor) process is used deliberately to make the chain work when pulled in either direction.
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Sep 11, 2007 11:42PM)
“Doctor, I have an ear ache.”

2000 B.C.- “Here, eat this root.”
1000 B.C.- “That root is heathen; say this prayer.”
1850 A.D.- “That prayer is superstition; drink this potion.”
1940 A.D.- “That potion is snake oil; swallow this pill.”
1985 A.D.- “That pill is ineffective; take this antibiotic.”
2000 A.D.- “That antibiotic is artificial; here, eat this root!”

"That strange looking man knows what I'm thinking! How does he do it?"

2000 B.C. "It's Magic"
1000 B.C. "It's a Miracle!"
1600 A.D. "It's witchcraft; the work of the Devil!"
1800 A.D. "It's psychology."
1900 A.D. "It's para-psychology."
1950 A.D. "It's a scientific break-through!"
2007 A.D. "The NLP term 'anchoring' takes this to a general proposition about stimuli chaining where the chain formation (setting the anchor) process is used deliberately to make the chain work when pulled in either direction."
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 12, 2007 07:01AM)
Professor Spellbinder
Thank you for the clarification.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 12, 2007 07:50AM)
Thanks Jim, I guess that would work as patter and maybe pretending to set a mental anchor and then miming the action of pulling something later on would be an approach to selling a though transfer effect.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 12, 2007 09:25AM)
Jonathan
Who is this Jim guy? I thought the good professor's first name was Phineas.