Archive for the Richard Wiseman Category

NO WAY!!!

Posted in Richard Wiseman, science, skepticism with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by theskepticalsamurai

Good old Richard Wiseman, always a great source for skeptical videos!

Take a look at the following video…

and then use the inevitable “how did you do that” as a teaching moment.  That or tell your friends/family that you have super powers!

this has been the skeptical samurai

working to serve…

through the process of inquiry…

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12 Amazing Things in Less Than a Minute!

Posted in Critical Thinking, Optical Illusion, Richard Wiseman, science, skepticism with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by theskepticalsamurai

The title says it all!

Watch and enjoy!

This has been the skeptical samurai

Working to serve…

Through the process of inquiry…

Ants In My Pants…

Posted in Critical Thinking, Optical Illusion, Richard Wiseman, science, skepticism with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2010 by theskepticalsamurai

Well…not really!

Sorry about the lack of updates.  I am currently on vacation and i have had limited access to the interwebs

Take a quick look at the following image…

And then try and decide if…

There are more blue ants then red ants…

Or if there are more red ants then blue ants…. 

Well what did you come up with? 

Are there more red ants?

Or are there more blue ants?

(Answer after the jump)

That Painting Really Moved Me…

Posted in Critical Thinking, Optical Illusion, Richard Wiseman, science, skepticism with tags , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by theskepticalsamurai

I found this one on Richard Wiseman’s Blog a recently (Richard in an interesting cat.  He is a psychologist, magician and author.  He also regular posts cool and quirky stuff on his blog.  Check it out when you have a moment: http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/)

Take a look at the following picture:

Notice anything?

The image should “move”.  To me, the image moves in a wave like pattern.  My wife thinks that it “wiggles a little”.  What do you see?

This has been the Skeptical Samurai

Working to serve…

Through the process of inquiry…

Where in the Hell Did He Come From!?

Posted in Critical Thinking, education, Optical Illusion, Richard Wiseman, skepticism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 16, 2010 by theskepticalsamurai

I found this one on Richard Wiseman’s Blog a while back (Richard in an interesting cat.  He is a psychologist, magician and author.  He also regular posts cool and quirky stuff on his blog.  Check it out when you have a moment: http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/)

Count the number of men in the 1st image.  Wait a few seconds for the top pieces and then count the men again.  Then ask yourself…

Where in the hell did he come from!?

But it Looks Like a Spiral!?

Posted in Critical Thinking, Logical Fallacies, Optical Illusion, Richard Wiseman, science, skepticism, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by theskepticalsamurai

I found this one on Richard Wiseman’s Blog a while back (Richard in an interesting cat.  He is a psychologist, magician and author.  He also regular posts cool and quirky stuff on his blog.  Check it out when you have a moment: http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/)

Check out the following image:

Despite what you may think, it is not a spiral!

You do not believe me!?

Put your finger on one of the coloured lines and attempt to trace it…