January 19th, 2009
Just came across a very nice video “Criss Angel And Half A Woman”, available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0BukAy_dko. Feel free to watch it before continuing to read this page. If the link does not work, just search for “Criss Angel And Half A Woman”, many video links will show up.
It is a neat trick, and my comment is not really on how it is done. Searching online for explanations, a few pages come up, which point out how Criss Angel has been debunked, how each of his “magic” tricks can be easily explained, and all the usual scientific explanations. What the critiques don’t really seem to understand is the fact that Criss Angel does not claim he has any magical powers. Nor does he say he is doing any magic. Criss Angel says very clearly that he is performing an illusion. That is his art. No debunking required.