Maybe travel around the world a little bit finding out how people actually respond before making up everyones mind for them. And if you are unable to convince ANYONE (over the age of 12) in the entire universe that magic is real and you're capable of it, using a trick, then you are just a bad magician with an impoverished model of reality.
Just who are these people who were fooled into believing I was capable of real magic? Typically any women in LA who is into spiritual energy is easily fooled. Uneducated or poorly educated people like those who live in the country or impoverished regions of the world, are VERY easily fooled. Honestly based on my experience, and the amount of under educated population I would argue that MORE people believe in real magic than those who don't.
I'm not arguing that mentalism is the only way to convince somebody that magic is real, I was saying that biokinesis wasn't the best way to to at it.
I know for a fact I've made a couple people believe in legitimate magic just by performing "Isabella's Star" (shown on Peter Turner's lecture, and is truly a beautiful routine). I just find it much harder to make somebody believe what just happened was real when you do something overly flashy.
I've also performed the Oxy-Clean Coin Routine (by Eric Jones, I believe is only on Extension of Me, but I could be wrong) and am certain I made believers out of people.
I, personally, just feel like having your eyes change colors would be a strong hint that it's just an effect, and not the real thing. I partially feel this way because of how you'd have to direct their attention to your eyes, and partially because I have a strong bias against flashy tricks, they just seem so unnatural to me, and that unnaturalness always seemed to kill an effect.
I also want to say my opinions have changed, sleightly, over time, and I'm not entirely narrow minded like I might seem at first. In my opinion, it's all about the performance that makes it believable. I just really
dislike overly-flashy tricks... That's where my mind is the most narrow