As magicians it is our job to show people the impossible and improbable. However, it remains a little unclear as to whether or not it is our job to make people believe the impossible and improbable. At discourseinmagic.com we recently did an interview with Artist Ben Train on the ethics of magic and his personal opinions got a of attention from our magic circle. I have heard a lot of different arguments for why we should or shouldn't aim for a spectators to believe we are "truely magical" but I want to hear more. so.. here is my question. Is it wrong for magicians to convince laymen that we truly possess magical or super human powers? There is no doubt in my mind that you have performed strong magic if your audience is fooled so badly they think you are a wizard or psychic etc. But have you performed meaningful and morally sound magic if the basis of your performance is very convincing misinformation. Aside from the ethics of it I personally believe that part of watching a magical performance is wondering "WHAT IN THE F%#@ JUST HAPPENED" and that if someone believes they know how the trick happened you are missing a huge part of the magical experience, even if what they believe is impossible. The Audience stops wondering how did the magician make it look like they read my mind and simply excepts that minds can be read and that they will probably never know how. Everyone has their own personal performance goals and I would like to know what they are and how they help fall on a side of the magic ethics fence.