Feng Shui Sam Berger Jesse McKinney Feng Shui Defined Wind & Water An ancient Chinese philosophy concerned with living in harmony with the environment instead of against it Can be applied to analyze the energy of a city, state, country or even a classroom Classical Feng Shui Scientific and Methodical Basic Principles Yin & Yang East/West compass direction Solar System Environment Five Elements (fire, earth, metal, water & wood) Feng Shui Masters Feng Shui Masters – highly respected scientists and astronomers Responsible for sustaining the good fortune and prosperity of the Royal Court Incompetent protégées A Few Rules Don’t build a house where a canal or river flows at the back of the house Don’t build a house beside with a floor level lower than the main road Do not have a bedroom door that opens facing another door, or the stairs Modern Feng Shui A new age “scam” associated with superstitions An aspect of interior design for the wealthy A lucrative business adventure, capitalizing on the sale of octagonal mirrors, half moon paper cutouts and the like.. Why People Persist in the Belief Confirmation Bias Word of Mouth What Can It Hurt? If you got the means to pay a Feng Shui master to design your house you got the bling bling and don’t really have to worry about living in a cardboard box, health care, or people bossing you around. A Test We are going to randomly select 50 people and give them a house designed by a Feng Shui master. We will then randomly select another 50 people and give them a house designed by Dr. Steele. Test cont. We will follow these all 100 subjects for 10 years. Every year measuring their wealth (how many Benjamin's they have in the bank), health (how many bones they broke), power (how much butt they kicked). Feng Shui or Fung Shewey If Feng Shui is effective we would see a difference in the health, wealth and power of the subjects who lived in the house designed by a Feng Shui Master.