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Written by Jeff Wagg   

A good friend of the Foundation and frequent presenter at our Amaz!ng Meetings, Dr. Michael Shermer posted a great video on YouTube titled "The Art of the Con Games". In this video Shermer employs a professional magician to show how easy it is to con regular people. The magician shows the tricks used in games such as the Three Card Monty and a match box game.

Here is Shermers description if the video.

The art of the con is as old as civilization, employing the skills of deception, misdirection, and the psychology of human greed and the desire to get something for nothing. In this episode Shermer employs a professional con artist to teach him the fine art of conning people.

For part 2 of this video and for many more great videos by Shermer visit his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelShermer

A good friend of the Foundation and frequent presenter at our Amaz!ng Meetings, Dr. Michael Shermer posted a great video on YouTube titled "The Art of the Con Games". In this video Shermer employs a professional magician to show how easy it is to con regular people. The magician shows the tricks used in games such as the Three Card Monty and a match box game.

Here is Shermers description if the video.

The art of the con is as old as civilization, employing the skills of deception, misdirection, and the psychology of human greed and the desire to get something for nothing. In this episode Shermer employs a professional con artist to teach him the fine art of conning people.

For part 2 of this video and for many more great videos by Shermer visit his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelShermer