More end-of-series-writing-day and pre-start-of-book-writing-evening thoughts. 

Some of you may have seen this article, it’s not new, but one of the few serious scientific appraisals of conjuring. A few friends are behind it – Teller is one of the most gracious people you might ever meet, John Thompson has a similar reputation, and Apollo Robbins is the king of pick-pocketing and a lovely guy. Richard Wiseman and Peter Lamont have written about magic in this context, and Richard Gregory has written one essay that I’m aware of – if anyone knows of any other serious work by psychologists on the subject, please post a comment.