I wasn't aware that I was suposed to share the authors opinion on their subject or be sent off packing to the Linking Ring!
Richard, I don't know where the Linking Ring comment came from, but for the record, I have long opted out of receiving the Linking Ring in my IBM membership for very close to the reasons mentioned in your post.
I subscribe to Genii by CHOICE, and do so because I think it's an outstanding magazine, most every month the very best of the lot......an important point if you're going to suggest I head off to read other magazines if I don't happen to agree with any particular article in Genii, or get impressions as a result of reading an article in Genii that differ from those of the author's impressions of their subject.
I'll just say that claims of healing the lame on a ship to South Africa cry out for wittnesses, regardless of WHO is making the claims.
I also made it quite clear in my post that the article itself deserved accolades for the huge undertaking it obviously was.
Just because the drift I get from Berglas's OWN comments differ from your own doesn't mean my opinion of the man as a result of reading the Genii article is any less valid than anybody elses.
That the man himself, in his own quotes sounds to me like John Scarne is an observation, and as unlikely as it is that I was the only reader of the article to feel that way, I supose that it is possible I stand alone with my opinion.
As for the attack on Corinda, sorry, I need more than just somebody telling me it's true to support the attack in the first place.
If it IS true Corinda used material without permission, I want to hear Corinda's side of the story as well. If you're going to lay a charge, you'd best be prepared to be asked for the evidence.
I don't doubt you researched the story deeply, but the findings aren't in the article, and I find their omission causes me to take Berglas's claims with at the very least, a grain of salt.
Even if one stands alone with their opinion, it remains a valid opinion nonetheless.
Not wishing to turn this into a back and forth exchange, I shall say no more on the subject other than, if anybody has an opinion to share about the article I'd like to hear it......however if anybody feels compelled to register an opinion on MY opinion ONLY, they clearly miss the point.