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skeptics and believers

 Skeptics, those who try to analyse and understand the unknown, questioning it before they can believe it:
- Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius 

Believers, those who feel the magic within themselves without rational reasons:
- Aries, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Pisces

Derren Brown is a British mentalist, illusionist and mind control extraordinaire.

Showcasing and appearing to display abilities that allow him to hypnotize people, endure pain and extreme conditions, see the future and talk to the dead, he is mostly known for his impressive mind reading and mind control skills and has been blowing the minds of his live audiences since his college days.

Often presenting his shows to appear psychic, spooky or paranormal in nature, Brown is actually a skeptic, who often showcases to his audience how all that is needed to appear to be a medium, clairvoyant or psychic is a good set of skills, such as those he possesses.

An amazing example of which, can be seen in his recorded live show “Infamous”, wherein he invites onto the stage audience members who would consider visiting a medium  in order to contact a deceased loved one.

He then shows them how easily he can do so, by telling detailed stories and giving information that neither he nor anybody other than the audience member could know, without any psychic ability what so ever.

Derren easily lists off the names; exact ages at times of passing, pet names and stories from the lives of the audience members departed loved ones, much to their shock and disbelief.

He assures them that he has no supernatural abilities what so ever, and that anyone who says they do, are cruel scam artists and charlatans.

(To watch “Infamous” click the link [x]) 

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In one of his TV series “Trick or Treat”, Derren hypnotizes a woman to believe that she has died in a car accident, and is wandering as a spirit who none of the paramedics, who are all actors, can see.

The premise of the show was to either “trick” the shows applicants months after they had applied, or “treat” them. Treats would be pleasurable experiences and tricks would be horror experiences.

(To see the “Trick”episode above click the links to part 1 [x

And part 2 [x] )

In another “Trick” episode, a boy playing a zombie arcade game in a local pub is hypnotized and taken to an abandoned building, where Brown’s team have created a real life simulator of a zombie apocalypse, complete with zombie actors who chase him throughout the building.

The boy is given a prop gun and has to fight his way out.

(To watch the episode click here [X] )

Endlessly brilliant, chilling and entertaining, Derren brown has an extensive back catalogue of recorded live shows and TV series. From putting his life in his own hands with a game of Russian roulette to training a group of old age pensioners to become London’s best art thieves.  From convincing an innocent man to turn himself over to the police as a murderer to conducting séances and talking to the dead.

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People are individuals with independent thoughts from one another.

Women don’t have an opinion as a collective

White people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Black people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Trans people don’t have an opinion as a collective

Men don’t have an opinion as a collective

Gay people don’t have an opinion as a collective

If “erasure” means anything, it means ignoring the individuals in front of you and their individual ideas by making a collectivist caricature of them. You can’t just paint over real people with a collective strawman. There is no one exact way to be like or think like any of these superficial categories of people. People are individuals with individual minds, even if we’re talking about a clone. No degree of supericial similarness = sameness. You are as unique from the people of your race, gender, and family as you are from a cat or an iceberg. More similar? Sure. Same? Not in the slightest. You’re either the exact same or you’re not, and you’re not. Think for yourself, not as a group.

“I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.


Issac Asimov


Pseudoscience is so seductive…so magnetic…so intuitively correct…that it constantly attracts the unsuspecting…unskilled and undisciplined in scientific thinking and practice… those unwilling or unable to do the hard work…that comprises…the scientific method…

Pseudoscience lives in the murky badlands area of “not fully tested or supported by verifiable science” on the outside of “supported by a consensus of the scientific community”…and ranges from dubious to harmful affects…and is typically associated with pouring your money down the drain/giving it to charlatans…