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Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« on: July 16, 2010, 10:13:19 PM »
It's awesome.  The gorilla, the people switch, backward Satan lyrics, grilled cheese sandwich faces, Mother Teresa in a pastry, it's got it all.



http://insidedateline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/07/14/4677323-friday-july-16-did-you-see-that

A must see.  It's on RIGHT now EST

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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 11:01:24 PM »
It's starting now for me. Going...... now!

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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 11:09:12 PM »
What a friggin great show.  It had inattentional blindness, change blindness and more.

Man I hope more skeptics watch it. 

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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 12:05:38 AM »
They did a great job. I was pleased to see that they did the basketball test. I don't want to ruin it for anyone who has never seen that example before.
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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 12:17:12 AM »
still time on the west coast. it's on at 10. thanks for the heads up! :)
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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 12:24:27 AM »
They did a great job. I was pleased to see that they did the basketball test. I don't want to ruin it for anyone who has never seen that example before.

Yeah, I'm not posting any spoilers.  It's always great to show that to somebody for the first time.

The speed dating stuff was awesome.  Unbelievable sometimes.
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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010, 02:50:15 AM »
What a friggin great show.  It had inattentional blindness, change blindness and more.

Man I hope more skeptics watch it. 

Official site
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032600/

Well, SKEPTICS don't really need to watch it...
But it was cool to see Shermer have the last word. Thanks
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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2010, 09:04:32 AM »
Normally I don't watch Nightline, my wife does. I happened to catch a glimpse of the show and Said 'That's Michael Shermer.' I was sucked in. It was great.

Did you happen to notice the commercials for upcoming eps?
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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010, 09:35:14 AM »
BTW, I had trouble getting to the full episode from your link. If you search the site for 'did you see that', the first result has the intro video with the rest of the episode in parts queued up in the playlist.

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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010, 11:12:36 AM »
I'm betting most of the episode will show up on YTube
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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2010, 04:23:27 PM »
Good stuff. I actually did a short presentation for a class over this kind of stuff recently.

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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2010, 04:52:00 PM »
Did they mention The Color Change Card Trick?
People are so used to criticizing religion in whispers, that a normal voice, sounds like a shout.

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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2010, 05:43:44 PM »
Did they mention The Color Change Card Trick?

Not to spoil anything, but a similar concept is demonstrated.

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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2010, 05:52:10 PM »
Didn't Richard Wiseman do all this already?

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Re: Shermer on Dateline July 16 2010
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2010, 05:53:40 PM »
Didn't Richard Wiseman do all this already?

Yes, he did. 
People are so used to criticizing religion in whispers, that a normal voice, sounds like a shout.

 

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