The School of Wonder

by Bernie DeKoven on May 7, 2012

Richard Wiseman is a psychologist, author and performer, who has devoted a significant part of his career to making connections between science and magic. After all these centuries of vast and often murderous struggles to distinguish one from the other, his venture might seem a bit witchcrafty to you. But it is the opposite. His magic tricks are all based on real-world knowledge, and they serve both the scientific and educational communities by helping to restore the sense of wonder, which is the real magic of magic.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present, for your amusement, edification and mystification, Dr. Richard Wiseman’s Top Ten Party Science Stunts

… and ten more

…and another ten

Real magic. Restoring wonder. Similar in spirit and impact to the faith-shaking marvels of mathematical card tricks .

Imagine a curriculum, an entire school focused on the manifestation and investigation of wonder. Science, math, art, music, drama, language, taught through party tricks.


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Caroline Yanara Barnard May 7, 2012 at 8:17 am

..Aaaah I would SoOoo LOVE to work at a school of WONDER <3 .. THAT would BE just AWE-inspiring & FUNtastic !!!!!!!!! <3

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chris saeger May 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm

That’s what I’m talking about. The true wonderfication(tm) of learning. or wandification?

Just wonderful
Chris

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