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Derren Brown

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Cindi
CindiC
Houston, TX
Post #: 14
Just thought you fellow skeptics might be entertained by this British magician, who's quite popular in Britian. In this show he set out to convince psychics, Christians, New Agers, abductees believers, and mediums that he is the real thing. This show should be nothing new to most of you, except he doesn't explain to his audience how he tricked these delusional people:

http://www.derrenbrow...­

This is from his website promoting the show and explaining his reason for making it:

http://www.derrenbrow...­

This is criticism of how he claims to perform his feats: DB claims he does his tricks by psychology only and not magic; Mr.Singh disagrees:

http://www.simonsingh...­
A former member
Post #: 8
I believe that there was a recent Point of Inquiry with Jamy Ian Swiss where he came up. As I recall, Brown is using standard mentalism and couching it in terms of psychology in order to impress people.
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