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Maitani
Why Magicians Are a Scientist's Best Friend | Wired Science | Wired.com - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
Why Magicians Are a Scientist's Best Friend | Wired Science | Wired.com
Why Magicians Are a Scientist's Best Friend | Wired Science | Wired.com
"A magician will instantly see the truth behind any colleague’s illusion. But we have a bit of an advantage: We know we are being fooled. Scientists are instinctive doubters who employ a rigorous method to zero in on the truth, but they aren’t necessarily trained to expect deception by subjects and collaborators." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"We can’t make magicians out of scientists — we wouldn’t want to — but we can help scientists “think in the groove” — think like a magician. And we should." - Maitani
"For most of my life I’ve pecked away at a certain type of swindler: faith-healers, mystics, mind-readers. Those of a certain age may remember my appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson — a skilled amateur magician himself who introduced my exposure of flummery to a huge television audience." - Maitani