Good sleight of hand, or legerdemain, proves how easily the eyes are deceived. People often say, “Seeing is believing,” without acknowledging that what we see is part of our perception. And our perceptions are colored by our biases. It’s easier to be fooled by someone we think we can trust: the attractive conman, the old woman (working with her thug grandchildren). The eyes may be fooled by the hands, but often we are all too willing of dupes.
So, what’s in your bag of tricks?