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Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

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Re: Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

Postby craig weiler » 28 Nov 2011, 23:36

Craig,
What is specifically wrong with his experiment? How is it not valid? I don't care one way or the other, I'm just interested in information.
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Re: Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

Postby Arouet » 28 Nov 2011, 23:50

Psi wheels are not as simple as they seem. They must be controlled for VERY carefully to try and rule out mundane causes: convection, static, air, vibrations.

There's a pretty good thread on skeptiko where a skeptic and a proponent did a series of videotaped trials, attempting to control for various things. It sort of died off but I don't think its dead. Worth reading: http://forum.mind-energy.net/skeptiko-p ... hread.html
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Re: Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

Postby Craig Browning » 29 Nov 2011, 02:02

craig weiler wrote:Craig,
What is specifically wrong with his experiment? How is it not valid? I don't care one way or the other, I'm just interested in information.


Unfortunately I can't go into details without exposing professional secrets. I can assure you however, there are numerous ways for Magicians to not just replicate the PSI Wheel experiment, but go well beyond anything you've seen at an Expo or Psi Fair. Here's one example;

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Re: Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

Postby Craig Browning » 29 Nov 2011, 02:07

AND WHILE WE'RE AT IT. . . here's Ted presenting one of his more famous PSYCHIC Demonstrations :twisted:

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Re: Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

Postby craig weiler » 29 Nov 2011, 04:31

Ok,
The magician psi wheel trick is done with a magnet. That's obvious by the way it interacts with a magnetic field which the hand somehow provides.
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Re: Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

Postby Arouet » 29 Nov 2011, 05:11

You don't even need a magnet for the psi wheel. Works perfectly well without one. See the thread I linked to on skeptiko.
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Re: Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

Postby craig weiler » 29 Nov 2011, 09:20

I saw the thread on skeptico, but didn't watch any of the videos. Was there anything specific about a magic trick for getting it to move without a magnet?

I am aware of another trick in addition to magnets. Often times you can put a bowl or something similar on a desk and it is not completely flat, leaving a tiny gap so that the magician can subtly blow under it.
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Re: Authentic Telekinesis by Darryl Sloan - A True Skeptic!

Postby Arouet » 29 Nov 2011, 09:53

It's not magic, from what we can tell it's convection without the bowl and static (or something similar) with the jar. But further testing is needed. You should watch the videos, interesting stuff. Especially when they wipe down the dryer sheets. It's not a trick, it's just physics! The later videos in the thread are from Skeptiko members.
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