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by Brad Henderson
April 24th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

so he changed his position (cupped hand v straight) in a case that didn’t require him to change his position (height as basis for proving his candidate).

got it.
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

performer wrote:There are nine people who will never breathe again in Toronto if you look at the news..


that’s a hell of a lot of pressure. how will i know if i need to take an umbrella?
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

ah, the self proclaimed master debater.

yes, tell us about how chris never contradicts himself again.

no wait - don’t. I may never breathe again.
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

i made it very clear why you lack a logical perspective. That it took hundreds of posts to get through to you - and i doubt i did - only makes my case. You posted that people could possibly know something they couldn’t know - and your evidence was - because. and now you enter another topic about whi...
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

the man who told us audiences would know a magician is lying without him or her being incompetent is now positioning himself as an expert on logic.

these two are made for each other.
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

yeah, an inch of height is a bridge too far but making up years in which the guy was in the circus is a completely reasonable margin of error.

the double standard and self serving hypocrisy is embarrassing to magical scholarship.
by Brad Henderson
April 23rd, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

chris demands certainty for others’ claims yet merely possibilities for his own. his entire ‘argument’ is built on ‘well, it could have happened.’ by that measure, it could have happened that Gallaway was a member of the illuminati’s secret alien lizard people clan as - as evidence by many sites on ...
by Brad Henderson
April 21st, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

No, he didn't reveal the secret. on the news segment i saw they stated that the volunteers were substituted with stage hands before taking them out the back and down corridors etc. They even aired the video footage of them making that trip. it certainly wasn’t everything, but it also wasn’t nothing...
by Brad Henderson
April 21st, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

you don’t do logic good, do you? any candidate for erdnase is a liar and a cheat. so you can’t trust what they reported in a document or said to anyone for that matter. if sanders were erdnase, he will be a liar and a crook. Now tell me why a liar and a crook would have any issues lying on a passpor...
by Brad Henderson
April 21st, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

we are dealing with someone whose life is built on lies. We are talking about Sanders. It doesn't look like Sanders life was built on lies. dude. he was a card cheat that’s someone who intentionally misrepresents himself and steals for part of his living. you do know that, right? this is why knowle...
by Brad Henderson
April 21st, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

is chris asking why someone who made his living lying and cheating others would lie about identifying characteristics on a document? or is he suggesting that a known liar and cheat would never lie on a document. we are dealing with someone whose life is built on lies. lying about ones height is triv...
by Brad Henderson
April 20th, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

I only said that it was possible (and i purposely put italics around it to make it obvious). I did not say or imply it was the case (or even likely). Pretty much anything is possible. Aliens could land tomorrow. What's the point? wait, is chris condemning someone for building an argument based on w...
by Brad Henderson
April 20th, 2018, 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

maybe he bought it for a gift and never had the chance to deliver it? Yeah, and before he presents the gift he glues his own bookplate into the book, because that is what one does when one gifts a book. You can't make this up. It must require real effort to construct that incoherent an argument. ca...
by Brad Henderson
April 19th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

Of course anything can be said. The issue is what's normally said and what we can infer from it. You're missing the most obvious of points, yet again! You wrote: "You never say". You should be more precise. ok chris. let’s play your petty, desperate game. you said and the fact is, we do k...
by Brad Henderson
April 19th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

and here chris demonstrates he has more interest in semantic games and argument winning then in actually having a real discussion. I was afraid you wouldn't get it. or, you’re afraid that you would be exposed for the manipulative fraud you are? if we want to call names, let’s do it. if that’s all y...
by Brad Henderson
April 19th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

where did i say it would be ‘just as easy’ to find out if some one was a gambler 100 years ago as opposed to a writer? Wonderful, then you agree with me. That was my point. It is much harder on average to find out if somebody was a gambler than if somebody was a writer. Now that you agree let's see...
by Brad Henderson
April 18th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

the only reason you believe erdnase had to be a professional writer is because you want your candidate to be erdnase. So you engage in imagining what could be, and not what is. Where did I say Erdnase was a professional writer? He was somebody who had extensive writing experience. Doesn't need to b...
by Brad Henderson
April 18th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

]Compare this amount of knowledge of who gambled to the amount of knowledge we have about authors. There are very few writers from around 1900 who have written a substantial amount and who have gone unnoticed. I am sure there are some, but writing is an activity that is fixed on paper and paper has...
by Brad Henderson
April 18th, 2018, 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

Who would have made a note about somebody appearing as the typical and average gambler? Nobody. The clever cardshark blends in, doesn't make it known he is a winner, avoids to stick out like a sore thumb. what does being a winner have to do with not being known as a player? and blending in is diffe...
by Brad Henderson
April 18th, 2018, 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

]We know that generally speaking, but not specifically for anybody. . . Or do you have any historically relevant lists of names who played what game where and when? . you know chris, i just looked on the internet and there is no evidence of any individual ever playing cards. not here https://www.ri...
by Brad Henderson
April 17th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

the authors you list who had one book all had books that were of note, so people took steps to find and preserve their early works. so you want us to compare the keepsakes of renowned authors to those of someone who self published a vanity text that was largely unknown in his lifetime. that seems de...
by Brad Henderson
April 17th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

you can’t be a card cheat unless you’re playing cards and unless your playing solitaire you are doing that in public. while the act of cheating should remain sub rosa - any likely candidate will have encountered thousands of people who would know him as a card player. if you can’t put a deck of card...
by Brad Henderson
April 17th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

writing is a skill but card cheating is not? if someone went to school they practiced writing. not so with cards (cheating or playing.) You have to be a great player to be a great cheat, and that takes time and experience to become either. there are naturally talented writers - mainly because writin...
by Brad Henderson
April 16th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

You know, the "need the money" comment may have just been a little joke by the author and you may all well be reading too much into it. Come to think of it I suspect that you may all be reading too much into about 50% (or probably much more) of the various "clues" that you have ...
by Brad Henderson
April 16th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 23
Views: 1366

Re: The Complete Jarrett - Jim Steinmeyer

This post from Will Randell (back in 2004) on The Magic Cafe does a great job of expressing why I find the 21 Person Cabinet such a charming illusion. This has been one of my favorite illusions ever since I read about it in Jim Steinmeyer’s THE COMPLETE JARRETT. Still, I had to take it on faith tha...
by Brad Henderson
April 16th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

it seems some are content to make cases based on what was possible, disregarding the mandate to discover what is true.
by Brad Henderson
April 13th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

the idea that this turn of phrase proves erdnase gad small hands is nonsense. i have many times read and told magicians/laypeople - you might think having big hands would help, but that’s just not true. does that mean i have small or large hands? it says nothing about the size of ones hands - it onl...
by Brad Henderson
April 12th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

and if that’s the case, then whose to say smith isn’t engaging in a false memory of whom he met or where he met them. If he is so unreliable for some statements, then he should be equally unreliable for any others. so being independently verifiable becomes irrelevant. now we have to trust smith reca...
by Brad Henderson
April 12th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

seems to be a lot of selective standards here. he’s not fat, the picture is wrong we take some statements as fact, except for when we don’t. like when Dalrymple was a lie. or the accent was misheard, or statement of geography had to be misremembered. you seem to be cherry picking only those elements...
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin's Rising Cards
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin's Rising Cards

Ron Wohl shared a method with me and credited it to houdin. super simple, but incredibly effective. sadly i don’t recall but the vaguest of details.
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

Another expert that Brad tells us to dismiss, please quote where i said we should dismiss greg’s opinion. And for the record, because Bill Mullins makes a habit to misrepresent my published opinion For someone who seems to take issue with having one’s published ‘opinion’ misrepresented, you don’t s...
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

what was the state of photography in the early 1900’s? did smith mention the lighting in the room? how much was spent on the developing? was he a photographer? did he mention anyone else there? did erdnase have the photos already and just hand them to him? i don’t recall anyone else mentioned by smi...
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

and if they were traced from photos, who took them?
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

why would we assume that drawings intended to illustrate moves with cards would be anatomically precise? I have posed for photographs and illustrations and though i haven’t done it tens of thousands of times, i already know that many times the concept you wish to illustrate can not be directly or ea...
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

who is more credible? the person not engaging in basic logical fallacies https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Argument_from_authority I hope that next time you need surgery that the guy or gal operating on you is not a medical doctor, not an expert, because you certainly do not want to fall prey to basi...
by Brad Henderson
April 11th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

who is more credible?

the person not engaging in basic logical fallacies

https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Argument_from_authority
by Brad Henderson
April 9th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Add-A-Number Pad
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Add-A-Number Pad

JP Vallerino had a nice one sold through Camirand Academy. Once closed the work is done and the audience can open it themselves. won’t find anything other than the force page.
by Brad Henderson
April 7th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

jkeyes1000 wrote: My purpose is chiefly to offer my criticism of the logic employed by either side.


no comment
by Brad Henderson
April 4th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 86
Views: 10490

Re: New John Thompson Book

these mules , were they smiling?
by Brad Henderson
April 4th, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6489
Views: 1977433

Re: ERDNASE

re needing the money what if erdnase was both a realist and a bit of a dick? imagine if i wrote that preface in response to books that keyes had offered to the public proclaiming social benefits and inspired ideas. erdnase begins with a ridicule of the pious and reformed. If they are not pious and r...

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