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by lybrary
December 5th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

So you've changed your opinion from "A person can't write well unless he's written a lot before" to "A person can't write well unless he's written or edited a lot before" to "A person can't write well unless he's written or edited or read a lot before." As I have demon...
by lybrary
December 5th, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

If you looked at John Grisham at the end of 1989 believing the above, you'd have to conclude that his novel "A Time to Kill" must not be any good, since he hadn't written anything before it. But you'd be wrong. So let's look at Grisham. From his Wikipedia page we learn: "...his mothe...
by lybrary
December 4th, 2017, 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

The gambling aspect is more important than the magic aspect in my opinion. Based on the text of Expert, Erdnase associated more with gamblers than with magicians. Stating that Gallaway had magic and gambling books in his library is perfectly accurate and relevant, and is exactly what I want to expre...
by lybrary
December 4th, 2017, 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

So you've changed your opinion from "A person can't write well unless he's written a lot before" to "A person can't write well unless he's written or edited a lot before." You are great in misinterpreting me. I haven't changed my opinion. Here a quote from what I wrote on that s...
by lybrary
December 4th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Also implicit is the idea that a writer can't have only one publication, which is wrong. Anna Sewell wrote only one thing -- "Black Beauty." Closer to home, Gerritt M Evans wrote only "How Gamblers Win". Koschitz wrote only his "Manual of Useful Information." By your l...
by lybrary
December 4th, 2017, 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

But if you add it to the magic and gambling books Gallaway had in his library it supports the notion that he was interested in that subject. Chris--are you trying to sneak that by again? There is no evidence that Gallaway owned more than one magic book-- The Expert. The statement - "Edward Gal...
by lybrary
December 3rd, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

1) so everyone who uses an alias is a card cheat, because that's the only reason a criminal would. No, but everybody who is a cardshark, like MFA, and who uses an alias wants to hide their identity. Kind of an obvious and straight forward conclusion. 2) erdnase could have made a mistake. Exactly, a...
by lybrary
December 3rd, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

the presence of cheating books my MFA proves only that 1) either he didn't care who knew Why did he then use several aliases? or 2) if he did, he wasn't too smart about it. and as you don't believe him to be erdnase it would make sense that he didn't have the capability of thinking matter through s...
by lybrary
December 3rd, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

the problem is, if you don't want to be known as a card cheat, you don't keep books on the matter in your house ... We have proof of the opposite. Take MFA who was a cardshark, who clearly did not want to be associated with being one, because he used several aliases, but he traveled with literature...
by lybrary
December 3rd, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

For Leonard, and everyone else who didn't get the book, here is what Olsson examined. Edward Gallaway: Estimating for Printing (1927) William Hilliar: The Modern Magician’s Handbook (1902) August Roterberg: New Era Card Tricks (1897) Wilbur E. Sanders: The framing of rectangular shaft sets (1904) a...
by lybrary
December 3rd, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

...and Chris’ conversations with the 97 yo son of a printer or any other old printer who never worked in the McKinney shop won’t help to shed light on that question. It is certainly more relevant than your examples from 16th and 17th century France and England. So why would Gallaway accumulate book...
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard Hevia wrote:What simple questions have I failed to answer? Post them and I will attempt to answer.

I should put you and Bill into one class. Perhaps he can teach you to read your own posts, because sure as hell I can't.
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard Hevia wrote:What is the publication date of the Gallaway writing samples that Dr. Olsson examined?

I am sure Mullins will figure it out for you, because you don't seem to be capable to even answer the most simple questions.
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

I thought that (according to you) when he got married, he put all this behind him. That being the case, how is this relevant? By the time he published the book, he was out of the cheating business. I don't think this reason applies. It still applies. First, you don't want all those whom you have ch...
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

In the last week, 14 people have posted on this thread. Neither 5 nor 6 is a majority of that. If you require further assistance with higher math, let us know. I will leave counting up to 14 to you. That is a task you seem you can handle, and it is an adequate use of your time. I will think of anot...
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

how would his being identified in his life time be relevant? if we establish he didn't want to be identified then that suggests he would take certain steps to prevent it. Perhaps you didn't follow my drift. Here it is again spelled out for you. Erdnase did not want to associate himself with gamblin...
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

You are giving yourself a two thumbs up for your own work? Ridiculous isn't it? Yes I do, both thumbs up. And if I would have more than two thumbs they would all be pointing up. My ebook is great. I think it is the best work on Erdnase. Strictly speaking it is the ONLY work on Erdnase. At least I w...
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

the point is if it's common for books to be taken by print shop workers It wasn't common before Erdnase, it wasn't common during Erdnase's time, it wasn't common after Erdnase, it is not common today. It only happens if a worker has an interest in the subject. I have spoken with several printers an...
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

No--blisters do not create smooth hands. Agreed, another reason why Sanders is an unlikely Erdnase. According to Smith he had skin smoother than any woman. In effect, Gallaway's writings would look more like Erdnase's own work than Erdnase himself. Very happy that you agree that Gallaway writes lik...
by lybrary
December 2nd, 2017, 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Am sore all over, blisters on hands, ... Are those the blisters that create those smooth hands Smith is talking about? why would a man who wanted to distance himself from the authorship of a book place his bookplate in a copy? It was his personal copy from his personal library. It only emerged afte...
by lybrary
December 1st, 2017, 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

You should really read Olsson's report which quite frankly leaves no room for Sanders being Erdnase. He writes: "In my opinion, Sanders is a most unlikely candidate for authorship of Expert." Any linguist will tell you that poems can't be compared to technical prose. Whatever funny poems S...
by lybrary
December 1st, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Perhaps not "who else" but what else should have been included to make the study that much better. I don't believe that Sanders was given a fair shake in the writing sample submitted to Dr. Olsson. If nothing more than samples from his mining textbooks were submitted, then I can imagine t...
by lybrary
December 1st, 2017, 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

He did not critique that only 5 candidates were studied -- he critiqued (like I have) your misrepresentation of the results of the study. The study included all major candidates who could be included in a linguistic study. Exactly what is your problem with my characterization? Who else should have ...
by lybrary
November 30th, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Alas, we know so little about Erdnase that it’s very difficult to propose candidates who are known authors. On one hand you critique that only 5 candidates were studied by Olsson, on the other you can't suggest a single one which should have been included. Do you understand that your critique was s...
by lybrary
November 30th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Olsson merely reported an opinion that Gallaway is the likeliest candidate of the other 4 or 5 candidates, which is an extremely small sample. That is a very misleading way to put it. Who are all those other strong candidates which should have been included in the study? Judging by the posts on thi...
by lybrary
November 29th, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Obviously, if you can check more boxes, they become better candidates. W. E. Sanders has an anagrammable name, was a writer, knew magic. He is a better candidate than conman E. S. Andrews. Very good Bill, you are finally starting to quantify - you are counting boxes. You are not completely against ...
by lybrary
November 29th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Per your logic a candidate about whom we know nothing is just as good as any other candidate in the pool. No, because a candidate we know nothing about would never be a candidate in the first place. You've got to have some knowledge about them that associates them with the possibility of being Erdn...
by lybrary
November 28th, 2017, 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

You better believe that comment is a real beauty, but it doesn't compare to your efforts to recoup your investment, or profit for that matter, ... For a matter of fact, I will never recoup the money I have spent on the search. But I take pride in my work and will not tire to make my case. On the ot...
by lybrary
November 28th, 2017, 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

What for? You have already stated on your website that you solved the mystery. Contrary to that you now write here about advancing the hunt for Erdnase. What is the point of that rubbish on your website? As I stated I am convinced that Gallaway is Erdnase and I am certainly within my rights to expr...
by lybrary
November 28th, 2017, 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Chris -- again, so what? Most here had already agreed that sleight of hand with playing cards, that some contact with McKinney, that the ability to write, were all important characteristics that Erdnase would have been required to have. An estimate of how many people had those characteristics doesn...
by lybrary
November 28th, 2017, 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

But to what end? Suppose we have a bunch of numbers. What do you do with them? Are you trying to calculate the probability that Gallaway was Erdnase? Probabilities are useful for examining random processes, and whether or not Gallaway (or Sanders, or Andrews) was Erdnase isn't the outcome of a rand...
by lybrary
November 28th, 2017, 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Irrelevant, since no one is building a case for Andrews or Sanders based on their magic libraries. If you want to be objective about it, if you want to be scholarly about it, then you have to compare candidates side by side. On the subject of interest in sleight-of-hand, interest in magic, Gallaway...
by lybrary
November 27th, 2017, 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard Hevia wrote:One text? The Expert? Surely even you would agree that a well rounded magician would have more than just one magic book in his library.

How many magic books did E.S. Andrews and W.E. Sanders have in their library?
by lybrary
November 27th, 2017, 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard Hevia wrote:And yet you don't know whether or not Gallaway had any magic books in his library.

He did.
by lybrary
November 27th, 2017, 7:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congratulations to the Close's
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Congratulations to the Close's

When Michael took over MUM as editor in chief the magazine dramatically improved. Best of luck for his new projects.
by lybrary
November 27th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Despite your efforts, you've not convinced anybody to join you in even contemplating that Gallaway might be Erdnase. This is a good example of the overblown negativity, the violent opposition as Shopenhauer calls it. You somehow have an agenda to destroy Gallaway's case, and to try to discredit my ...
by lybrary
November 27th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

The level of negativity, and the often completely baseless and ridiculous critique, Edward Gallaway's case and my work has created on this forum is the best measure for the strength of the Gallaway case. He is a threat to the old opinions. If he wouldn't make such a good case there wouldn't be the n...
by lybrary
November 26th, 2017, 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

It is funny when Roger M. calls for better and higher quality research when he hasn't made a single contribution or offered a single new thought himself, or when Leonard Hevia throws around the word 'scholarly', but he is not even willing to read a free newsletter which would answer a lot of the que...
by lybrary
November 26th, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

What for? Because you will learn about a subject you are interested in. At the very least it will give you more fodder for your vitriol and uncalled for and unfair attacks. You are sitting on a mighty high horse without having contributed one iota to the search for Erdnase. You can disagree with ev...
by lybrary
November 26th, 2017, 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5418
Views: 1898255

Re: ERDNASE

Circumstantial evidence alone isn't enough to make definitive statements. Eugene Edwards may very well be Gallaway, but a shared interest in gambling from both men is the beginning, and not the end. Before you make any big statements about my work you should at least read my free newsletter, and be...

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