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boris
14th September 2009, 02:23 PM
I've been a big fan of this guy for years, Derren Brown predicts the lottery results using a combination of mathematics and psychological techniques.

Alot of people still think it's BS, what do you think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl4xuLJY_74

ButterflyWoman
14th September 2009, 03:01 PM
There are a lot of videos "debunking" what he did, certainly, and Derren is actually a magician. He psychs people out and he pulls some amazing feats that way. He's extremely good at what he does, but he does it by clever trickery, understanding of how people think, and misdirection. It's what magicians do. :)

Here's a direct quote from the man, himself:


I am often dishonest in my techniques, but always honest about my dishonesty. As I say in each show, 'I mix magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship'. I happily admit cheating, as it's all part of the game. I hope some of the fun for the viewer comes from not knowing what's real and what isn't. I am an entertainer first and foremost, and I am careful not to cross any moral line that would take me into manipulating people's real-life decisions or belief systems.