How to use magicians in science

How to use magicians in science
The Amazing Randi is a former magician

An article by professional psychic debunker James Randi explains why magicians should be used to discover incidences of trickery in science:

I’ve observed that scientists tend to think and perceive logically by using their training and observational skills of course and are thus often psychologically insulated from the possibility that there might be chicanery at work. This is where magicians can come in. No matter how well educated, or how basically intelligent, trained, or observant a scientist may be, s/he may be a poor judge of a methodology employed in deliberate deception.

Read: Why Magicians Are a Scientist’s Best Friend, Wired>>

Painting of Randi by Maria Bjorn Bomoberg at DeviantArt>>

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