Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Science of Scams with Derren Brown

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Illusionist and arch sceptic Derren Brown is behind a new initiative, Science of Scams, which I think you might enjoy. Several months ago, a team of sceptics released seven videos on to the internet, each appearing to demonstrate a paranormal phenomenon. Now they're releasing the antidote - a series of videos, fronted by Brown, in which the science behind each one is revealed. Two have been released so far – the Psi Wheel and Ghost on Film – with five more to follow. Keep checking the website to catch them (the next one is out on Friday). Here's the Psi Wheel to get you started: