Magic and science are really close. The biggest science discoveries many years back were only seen on the magician’s stage. People say that magic is only science that has not been discovered or revealed to the world, while science is simply magic that can be explained. We would like to say science and magic are the same things but with one difference. So, what is this difference? It is the secrecy code of both fields. Scientists find things out and first thing they will do is share it with the world, while sharing the secret of a magic trick is the last thing a magician will do. Science is open, while magic is secretive.
So, what exactly does this article have to say about science and magic? We believe that magic was always before science, and there are many things that magicians knew long before science found out. Hence, it is only magic before science finds it.
How The Brain Works Focus – Understanding the brain for scientists took a very long time, and lots of billions spent in research. They had to dissect, test, take samples, speculate, observe and so on, before they could come up with what they know about the brain. It took decades and even centuries. Meanwhile, magicians did not only know how the human brain works focus, but used the knowledge in every single performance they had. Magicians do not always have superpowers. As a matter of fact, up to 90% of them do not have any powers at all. They just have a couple of tricks and understand how to manipulate your brain into believing there was a spiritual or terrestrial power at work. Magicians manipulate the brain by looking away from where they are doing the trick, just so that you brain will follow where they look and focus away from the trick.
The Power Of Distraction – Scientists and psychologists did not know until recently that a swift distraction can actually wipe a part of the memory as far back as five minutes. You might have to focus so hard to remember the things, and that is even when you are told what it is. Magicians used this to change objects, change people, appearance, etc., in a second. For example, if you were approached by a stranger to ask for some details about the environment, or probably a direction, and you are distracted by an unusual event briefly during the discussion, if the person swaps with another person who is dressed alike, you will not recognize the change in face, height or voice. Even if you notice, you can never be so sure. This is why magicians use visual effects, multiple activities and sounds to enhance their performance.
Although magic has lost its place in this current world, it still exists. There are still unbelievable tricks, and impressive magic performances, but they are not as potent as they used to be. Magic used to be science’s father, but now magicians run to science and technology before they can hold a show. Science is now magic’s father.