Iamslick wrote: As for why it took mediums took so long, mediums thought they could convert Houdini just like main stream fundamentalist think they can convert everyone. Houdini was the big fish, if they caught him, they could hook millions. Christophers Untold Story was the first evidence of what happened, HH and the student were in an argument over the Bible. You have no idea what is really going on and it is still going on today.
Davids probably an expert in a thing or two, probably knows something about many things, and probably knows little to nothing about even more things. That's how it is for all of us.
The only way to learn about something is to inquire about it (reading, asking questions, etc.). David asked some questions. That shows hes willing to look at the evidence. But "evidence" has varying degrees of credibility (one of his points, I believe).
Im no magic history expert, but what is the source for the claim that the student and Houdini were arguing about the Bible?
Regarding why it took mediums so long to murder Houdini, I suppose one could think of a few theories for that, but the idea that mediums thought they could convert Houdini seems one of the most far-fetched possible what had Houdini done or said that could possibly have given mediums any sane hope that they could convert him?
If you believe that the evidence supports Bigelows theory, by all means please discuss it, preferably with specific, concrete and verifiable information. But responding to a mans inquiries however skeptically couched which seem reasonably calculated to suss out the veracity of Bigelows theory with a youre ignorant retort not only needlessly affirms the obvious (if a guys asking legitimate questions, he probably is
ignorant thats why hes asking questions), but it also does little to give credence to Bigelows theory.