David Quinn wrote:It looks authentic to me. I'm finding your attitude rather puzzling, given that you are someone who, if I recall correctly, values science.
I'm not sure if this is disingenuous, or if it represents a genuine lack of understanding of science. Science deals in observable evidence, not speculation. My previous post is one possible explanation of what we saw and heard in the Fry video, but there are many others, including complete fakery. None of them can be scientifically ruled out, which has been my point.
The obvious interpretation is to take a magic trick at face value or close to face value, that is, to assume all or at least most of what you see is exactly as you are being lead to believe. That's why they work; most people unconsciously rule out large sets of possibilities. You seem to like to rule out fakery. Are you worried someone will think you're diving into the refuge of "mystery"?
David Quinn wrote:It was the blinking light artfully combined with several other little tricks which caused the hypnosis. The blinking light was the final step of the process.
I thought this bore repeating. So we're clear, you actually think the man, who Brown had never met before he walked into the bar, was hypnotized into a catatonic trance while playing the video game, lay unconscious as he was transported through the streets on a gurney, and after thinking he was really fighting zombies, was finally cornered in a room by Brown, who grabbed him by the head and once again placed him into a trance. Is this true?