In article <gothic-1701001800070...@ppp103.blackbox1-mfs.netaxs.com>,
Matt Kriebel <got...@netaxs.com> writes
I decided to double check with Randi. He told me a few days ago that the
>At last I had heard from Randi and a few others the quote Randi gave *was*
quote "refers to the fact that my tests are designed in such a way that
no one can cheat.
"The skeptic, no matter how well-meaning, is confusing this with the
So, he's said it about both.
> Rawlins took the quote and applied it rather weasleyI am perfectly willing to accept that Dennis had recalled it as meaning
>imply that it was about the challenge. You'll note that Rawlins never
>actually outright accuses Randi of having the room to cheat, he merely
>places the quote conveniently next to his complaint about the challenge's
>judging and lets people draw a flase conclusion.
the challenge. I have no idea why he didn't either clarify it at the
time Randi said it, or write a little more on the quote in 'Fate'.
Whatever. It is something that believers have jumped on over the years
as meaning something which it doesn't. But there's nothing new there.
>Rawlins did this a *lot* in sTARBABY. He would give direct quotes fromKnowing many of the people involved I can agree with you. [I was going
>other people to put them in the worst light, then would only give the
>vaugest outline of what he himself was saying in the same conversations.
>These were emotional issues that I ended up avoiding outright when writing
>the sTARBABY FAQ.
to write that I know many of the 'players' but I know how that will be
spun by the pro-paranormal spin doctors. ;-) ]
Co-author of 'Bizarre Beliefs' (with 'Guardian' columnist Simon Hoggart)
Please remove "no.rubbish" from reply to address
You must Sign in before you can post messages.
To post a message you must first join this group.
Please update your nickname on the subscription settings page before posting.
You do not have the permission required to post.