Right now you’re either exhausted from TAM8 or, if you’re like me, you’re exhausted from days of endless sobbing over not being at TAM8. Either way, whether it’s hangover or from crying, you have a headache. So, instead of giving you a brilliantly written post to blow your mind, I’ll give you this video.
The thing I love about illusions is that they beat me, every time. And they’re totally fair. They show their hand, explain everything in excruciating detail, including why my mind thinks it sees what it sees, and yet I cannot think my way out of being tricked. I can spend hours looking at an illusion trying to figure out how to see it for what it is, and every time, I walk away foiled.
Because of this, I think they’re a valuable tool for teaching skepticism: I am going to fool you. This is how I will do it. This is what you will see. This is exactly what I will be showing you. You won’t be able to not see it. Try. You can’t do it.Â And if you can’t avoid being fooled when you know exactly what’s happening, how can you keep yourself from being fooled when you’re completely unaware of what’s happening to you?
Skepticism â€”Â it works, bitches!*
Of course, I may be totally amused by this clip because I’m sleep deprived and maybe a little drunk… but too sleep deprived to know whether or not I’ve even had a drink. Someone please explain to me why I thought I could handle Moose and a newborn.