Enigma 313: The 21 card trick - From New Scientist #1461, 20th June 1985 [link] I showed my son the famous 21 card trick. I used 21 cards numbered from 1 to 21, which remained face upward...
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Punchline - for Illustration Friday. Drawn using Corel Painter.
I found several different reference pictures of Mr Punch and drew my own versions of them... in a line. I think each of them is really hamming it up!
Originally this had a bit of a jesterish Mr Punch in it but now it makes me think of forests and greenmen... what do you see in it?
Finally, here is an article I scanned from New Scientist a while ago :
Its conclusion is that our brains have decided what to do before we consciously decide... In other words our brain has decided for us before we know it... I'm not sure how this really works in practice... is consciousness simply a symptom of the way our brains are organised? Nor do I know whether or not this is good research or an appropriate conclusion to draw from it... my brain isn't giving me any clues...
Their experiment involved having to punch buttons... probably why I, or my brain, thought to put it in here.