Re: Theos-World Rope tricks
Nov 18, 2002 06:24 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
Steve Stubbs wrote:
> I remain persuaded that the offer of money is a bogus offer. Ditto
> with the Randi and other offers which mysteriously are never
> redeemed. There are plenty of pros like David Copperfield or Doug
> Henning who could do this trick given an incentive.
Well, David Copperfield, maybe. Unfortunately, Doug Henning (with whom
I was friendly with at one point) quit magic years ago, joined a
religious group (some say "cult"), and died not too long ago. He was a
REALLY nice guy when I knew him.
As far as James Randi goes, I worked with the man at one point, and
still correspond with him occasionally. His offer is quite real, and
very fair (http://www.randi.org/research/index.html). A number of people
have claimed that they have won the reward without Randi or any member
of JREF agreeing on the test.
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