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WATCH PSYCHIC SURGERY DEMONSTRATION BY MAGICIAN JAMES RANDI
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I am a student of Ms. Binkley’s. This film was very appealing to the mind. When I first read the title I really thought this was true, but after watching the video I had quite a shock and a good laugh.
When I read the title I was like “no way that could be possible” Being involved in the medical field I was very skeptical about it just reading the title and even more so after watching the video. One thing that looked wierd was the fact that his assistant had sort of a smile on his face and his arms were above his head which constricts blood flow which would not be ideal during surgery.
When I read the title, it fascinated me. While watching the video, I felt that the actual blood and organs that were used was a good idea, becaused it looked real, but watching the man lying ther smiling, made you realize it was just a show. Erica R.
I guess this is how smart people fall for dumb things. I was actually pretty impressed at how real the “surgery” looked. Since the magician was trying to “debunk” the surgery it was apparent that it wasn’t real, so I can only imagine how convincing some of the psychics are.
it seems very bogus to me. it just doesn’t seem like a legitimate procedure. Just as Carri said this is one of those instances where smart people sometimes fall fo dumb things.
Looked pretty real to me. However I disagree with this sort of thing – psychic powers are a gift and not some elaborate hoax
So “Psychic Chatrooms”–if something LOOKS real or appears to be real you’re saying it is? Do you claim to be psychic? If so, I’m happy to test you and reveal the results to our readers. Would you like to take me up on the offer? Bryan Farha
Times have changed. Back in the 80′s when I first heard about psychic surgeons, seemed everyone was gullible and believed it. Now, going by the responses here, hardly anyone does anymore.
Haha pretty interesting. It’s all just a slight of hand trick. Would be a nice party trick haha.
I was very interested in the lecture you gave us this morning in Ms. Binkley’s class. And now your blog became one of my favorite sites to wander around. Especially this one. It appears to me that this looks like a bloody magic trick, and actually, it is. At first I was watching it in the library without sound and I did not notice the word “Magician” and thought he was fooling people like Peter Popoff…then I noticed “debunking”…then I was like…”He is really good, I like him”…
I’m glad you liked the lecture and James Randi. I encourage you to youtube Randi if you really want to be educated and entertained at the same time. Bryan
About 30 years ago, I watched a TV program which had a similar subject in Korea. Many people believed that kind of false medical performanceas could be possible at that time.
I think the reason why people wanted to believe this was that the number of cancer patients was rapidly increasing and people beleived there was no way to be cured with medical treatment in 1970′s to 1980′s.
I have heard of people being scammed out of a lot of money for this type of thing. It’s a pretty neat illusion. However, I would never buy something like this. It isn’t reasonably possible.
You sound skeptical. Have you been taking a class on this stuff?
This illusion by far seems the most crazy to me! Well because it is. Not only does it seem real, but you can tell that he is hiding something when his hand is in front of the “operating” hole. Although it would be somewhat believable when he starts to pull objects “body parts” out of the stomach haha. This is neat! Im gonna try it on my little sister! haha
I had only previously seen psychic surgery in passing and did not pay much attention to it because it seemed like a sham. Obviously, it was just an illusion, but the video, although sort of gruesome, gave me a good laugh.
Bryan Farha, Ed.D. is a professor at Oklahoma City University where he coordinates the graduate programs in applied behavioral studies and counseling.
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