Science and magic are not necessarily mutually exclusive. After my appearance at the Starmus Festival in Trondheim, Norway, I discovered that many of the attending scientists were fascinated with my performance. My comic approached fused with my pseudo-science principles really fooled some truly great minds. It was clear that I had presented the “Science of Magic”, as many approached me regarding the theories I laid out for the effects they had witnessed.
I was overwhelmed with the response and it further demonstrates the power of entertainment in an arena, where none is expected. Getting a message across can be made more effective when people’s defenses come down. Entertainment can lower the barriers and allow the message through, penetrating the minds and hearts of anyone you want to listen.