It's amazing how stupid people are. I've been to quite a few seminars with supposed Chi masters as well as "self defense" guru's. It's astounding how powerful the group mentality can be abused by the con artist. At one such Chi event about 3-4 yrs ago back when I was still in High school I even found myself sucked in. He did this supposed technique where he'd project heat from his palm. So he did this little circular motion with a slight hand rubbing thing and then called us up so he could "hit us" with his heat. Everyone went up and sure as **** felt the heat comming off of his hand....too bad no one was objective enough to realize the guy just rubbed his freakin hands togethor and the only marvel we were witnessing was the magic of friction! But since everyone else seemed to buy into it, the herd mentality prevents you from standing out and you just believe as well.Quote:
Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
I saw a TV special where they did a test on groups where they asked them basic questions but only one person in the group was actually really being tested. They had one scenario where they put up a bunch of pictures on the screen of two circles, and in one frame the circles were different sizes. They then asked them one by one which was different and everyone that was in on it said #1 which was obviously identical to the rest. The guy who wasn't in on it, also said "1" out of the subconscious fear to stand out of the crowd and when later told what trick was played on him he confessed that he figured "if everyone else chose #1, he figured they must have been seeing something he missed."
This kind of mindset is what allows so many of these bullshit artists make money off of their crap. What's bad though is when these guys teach classes on it to idiots like these Bamboo guys, and then the bamboo guys begin teaching it themselves without every giving it objective analysis, and then get their asses kicked on the beach.