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I was wondering what kind of lines that you've used for your routines that come from quantum physics. Below is a routine for the effect Crazy Man's Handcuffs, but it could be used for other effects too. Here it is...
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Back in 1982 they did some experiments in France which are now called the Aspect Experiments. What they did was to take a sub-atomic particle and split it in half and then separated both of them at a distance. Then the scientist's put a charge on one of the sub-atomic particles...then something interesting happened, the other particle felt the charge the very instant, in which the charge was put on it.
They even did this at great distances, one particle felt the other's charge. The scientist's could even repeat what was happening, but they couldn't explain HOW it worked.
Some even say that this linking of the two particles happened...in ANOTHER dimension?!
I have here two rubberbands,
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And there you have it.
 I got this from a book ,called The Power Of NOW which was a best seller sometime ago.  I don't know if the facts in the above experiment are correct, but it makes for a great opening presentation. What are some of your lines that you use? And can you list the effect you use for it?
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Here's a useful concept from QM: Barrier Penetration.

QM allows for a solid to pass through a solid. This happens all the time in transistors on a very small scale. The likelihood that a rubber band could pass through another rubber band is small to the extreme. But it's not impossible. A coin sitting on a table could fall through the table. The probability is unbelievably small. But not zero.

I recall a problem in QM class. We were asked to determine (approximately) the probability that a car could pass through a bridge abutment. It was on the order of 10^-80 or something like that. It was finite - not zero.

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My patter with kids comes nowhere near the sophistication of Quantum Physics. I talk about heating up the bands with a few quick rubs and letting them melt through each other. I guess that’s a fairly common one. I always spin it with a conspiratorial smile. 

It’s interesting to consider how future (I imagine way into the future) audiences might view such tricks as actual scientific curiosities, and the humble rubber band could be a genuine piece of scientific ‘apparatus’. I’ve watched too much Star Trek. 

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Here's a useful concept from QM: Barrier Penetration.

QM allows for a solid to pass through a solid. This happens all the time in transistors on a very small scale. The likelihood that a rubber band could pass through another rubber band is small to the extreme. But it's not impossible. A coin sitting on a table could fall through the table. The probability is unbelievably small. But not zero.

I recall a problem in QM class. We were asked to determine (approximately) the probability that a car could pass through a bridge abutment. It was on the order of 10^-80 or something like that. It was finite - not zero.

Mike



Indeed, Mike.

If I were to lean against a wall, it's not impossible for my hand to pass through it - although I'd have to stand there, leaning against it, for longer than my lifetime for it to even have a chance of working. Like you said though, it's not actually impossible.

If hoverboards were real, they'd actually work on the very same physics as those which are stopping my hand passing through the wall - and not on magnetism as many assume.
The weird thing is, if someone were to make a real hoverboard using these principles, it wouldn't work on water - just as in the film.


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One of the funny things in magic is when the magician try to give some silly explanation for the magic done. As for example in Carlyle's homming card, when the magician claims to make the card travelling from one sleeve to another with a great dexterity after years of practice!
Spectators may think that it would be easier to do magic than to do that! ^_^

Something similar happens with the magic related to great "coincidences." The coincidence is so unlikely that it must be magic even though the magician him/herself claims it is just a coincidence!

I sometimes say that I can control the elemental particles to make the card change colours, so I can show that special skill as magic! Of course nobody believes me, but that way I can keep out of the interpretation that spectators may give about what they have seen, and let them to think freely about if it is magic or elemental particle's control ^_^

By the way, the experiment is true.
One of the theory that explains that is the "super-string theory." Particles are conected by an extremely small string that habits other dimensions in which nothing can be smaller.

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My room is so small the spatial coefficient in Einstein's theory of relativity is not required to prove the theorem.
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Something similar happens with the magic related to great "coincidences." The coincidence is so unlikely that it must be magic even though the magician him/herself claims it is just a coincidence!



Don't laugh but, I tell them that the Universe is sending a message to you. For effects done with cards, I like Ackerman's Quick Coincidence. I have my patter for the effect here, it's something that I am proud of:

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When do you say " What a coincidence ? "

You think of someone, and they call you on the phone a minute later.

You dream of a bear, and a black bear walks in front of you on a country road your driving on.

Your wondering how to get through a tough time with life, and you look out your car window and you see a sign in front of a church that says " COURAGE IS FEAR CONQUERED BY LOVE & you KNOW that message is for you.

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When you look at a clock or a microwave or the time on your computer, even the digital readout on a treadmill, it seems the same numbers keep poping up
11:11 & 9:11 seem like these numbers are stalking you.
Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung called this effect " synchoronicity ".

Jung lived by coincidence. He came to an understanding that thru the study of coincidence we come to know there is no in between mind and matter at any level of reality - a finding confirmed by the best of our physicists.

He taught that the incidents of our lives and the patterns of our world are connected by MEANING, and that meaningful coincidence may guide us to the hidden order of events

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Don't laugh but, I tell them that the Universe is sending a message to you.

Laugh?
I never laugh at any idea to create magical illusions for entertainment ;-)
It is a Good idea to keep the magical illusion in a coincidence effect, Rick! :-)


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I like Ackerman's Quick Coincidence. I have my patter for the effect here, it's something that I am proud of: (...)

I love Ackerman's Quick Coincidence too!
I new about it by Ortiz's "Strong Magic."
When I was in Bournemouth studying English, a friend of mine lent me the book and I read it in original English. Since then I did it a few times in the "Cliff Pub" and nobody could figure out how I could do it... (Although they being tipsy because of too much beer might have something to do with it!)

Thank you for talking about Carl Jung's " synchoronicity ". I didn't know anything about it, so I have learnt an interesting concept from you, Rick.

Edit to correct "lent" to "learnt."

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