The Barnum effect, Derren Brown and Richard Dawkins – Comfort in Religion & Psychics

Derren Brown- Svengali

Derren Brown

Below is a fascinating theorem of cold reading, psychics, religion and doctorate thinking. Derren Brown is a clever man for anyone who doesn’t know him. He pretends to be psychic but is not, he was a street performer and now famous for debunking psychics and religion, he tricks the human mind into thinking he is God or Psychic an amazing man, he just understands the Barnum effect. He understands how saying a word can make a person believe he is selling them spiritual thinking. I am not 100% a fan of Richard Dawkins but he does apply logical thinking to hard questions that say a Religious person would dismiss without thought. Both these people below talking are almost darwinian in thinking. This video below is for open minded people but also people of faith. We can have faith as well as logic, yet it’s almost naive in thinking almost ignorant to logic. For those who watch this, enjoy! If you need to watch this or want to, know Derren Brown first. This is all about having information and understanding the information. People fall for psychics because of the Barnum effect and that really is just stripping anything right to it’s logical part. People believe in psychics as people believe in a book of religious scripture because it gives them comfort. I have opened my mind to the point I see faith and psychic ways are ‘comfort’ It seems people will pull comfort from any means possible. Open your minds, try and see the full picture. If you liked this, let me know why or why you disagree

Derren Brown – Miracles for Sale (Full)
Via ScepticaTV on You Tube

The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, is the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.

Richard Dawkins interviews Illusionist Derren Brown (Enemies of Reason Uncut Interviews)
Via Bernardo Segura on You Tube


Richard Dawkins


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