10th October 2003, 10:20 AM
From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: (http://www.startribune.com/stories/1519/4145751.html)That's just a little sleight-of-hand trick. And people start thinking crazy thoughts like, "It is magic!" or wild "Mr. Physics" stuff. My buddy, Amazing Randi, went to a magic show with MIT professor Marvin Minsky one time, and Minsky wondered if the hanging woman trick was done using liquid nitrogen to cool everything down to superconductivity. Superconductivity ... or a gap in the hoop? Did Occam live in vain? Note: Penn, that rascal, gives away some secrets in this essay.