Ouija Boards: How can you be sure spirits are communicating?

Another great video, this time about Ouija Boards. Are they really spirits, or are we trying to convince ourselves thy they’re communicating with us?

Science of Scams shows what happens when a haunted house tour group uses a Ouija Board, then show you how you can test if it’s you, or spirits moving the glass!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cma5Zn7xrWU

Stuff you may have missed for October 30, 2011

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An experiment in social conformity

This popped up over on OpenCulture.com; While this 1962 episode of Candid Camera makes for a good laugh, it demonstrating something important about human psychology — “The Lucifer Effect”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRFx7YU6eXE

Most mindless submission to group norms have entirely innocuous results.

But, in other cases, it can lead to “good people engaging in evil actions”, such as the Stanford Prison Experiment or the abuses at Abu Ghraib.

A sobering thought.

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