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by lybrary
April 19th, 2018, 12:00 am
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Topic: ERDNASE
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Leonard Hevia wrote:The discoveries of a private detective in the hunt for Erdnase are far more convincing than the 40 page report of a linguist for hire.
Your detective missed that his candidate is too tall. :lol: You don't need to be a detective to notice that.
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 11:18 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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If Olsson has additional evidence or arguments to contribute, then so much the better. It can all be evaluated along with everything else. That's how science and intellectual inquiry, more generally, works. How amazingly kind of you that Olsson is allowed to contribute, your highness. Your arroganc...
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Regarding Olsson, I said that what he *thinks* (i.e. his opinion) is irrelevant. Why is this irrelevant? His thinking, his opinion formed because of the analysis he did. You are rejecting the opinion of an expert, which you apparently haven't even studied, who has taken the time to study the eviden...
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 8:51 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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I'll repeat: what's needed are good arguments, analysis, and evidence. You're the one constantly making both ad hominem attacks and arguments from perceived authority. Yes, because your statements are so ridiculous and false that no other response is possible. Olsson has written a more than 40 page...
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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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 lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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When some folks claim a deep, investigative and analytical understanding of EATCT - and when those very same folks couldn't do (or even describe) an Erdnase stock or cull shuffle if their lives depended on it ... it's difficult to take anything they say seriously - at least as it relates to EATCT o...
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 1:28 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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Once identifying the overlap, the texts can then be analyzed with historical and biographical information to determine if it's influence, collaboration, or the same author. Biographical and historical information is not linguistics. Of course other evidence besides linguistics matters, but it has n...
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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And regarding poetry vs prose, if you want another example, in Shakespeare, there are verse sections in his plays (Antony and Cleopatra, for example) that match with prose from Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives. We know one text was derived from another. Asking if one text was derived ...
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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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 lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 10:18 am
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Topic: ERDNASE
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You're mis-defining the problem as purely a quantitative/computational one. It isn't. What I said is true for purely quantitative methods such as stylometry, as well as qualitative ones such as classic forensic linguistics, which uses the approach you are using, to look at interesting, rare and uni...
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 9:25 am
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Topic: ERDNASE
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]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 lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 9:14 am
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Topic: ERDNASE
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Bill Mullins wrote:The Daughter in law was wrong.
Yes Bill, please continue your self-delusion. You think you know Edward Gallaway better than his own daughter-in-law. :lol:
by lybrary
April 18th, 2018, 9:05 am
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Topic: ERDNASE
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The examples of poetry penned by Sanders's which others have provided cannot be dismissed just because of the limitations of the analytical process which you have relied on. It is not only the analytical process I have relied on, it is true for any known method to this date. This doesn't rule out t...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 10:34 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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To lybrary In order to be intellectually honest you need to exclude from your rebuttal to Roger M.'s post any references to poetry. On a number of occasions you have disparaged any and all comparisons of poetry and prose, evening going so far as to state "Also comparing poetry with prose is a ...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 10:25 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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No, I was the one to have shown that Chris ... when I wrote a few posts above: "I'll note in advance that some of the above authors indeed wrote poetry, articles, etc ... but all only wrote a single book". (BTW Chris, I'm not arguing ... I'm chatting in an online forum!) So you agree that...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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and the fact is, we do know that individuals played cards based on the historical record. or are you going to claim that there were no poker players in the early 1900’s. We know that generally speaking, but not specifically for anybody. With authors we not only know that people wrote generally spea...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 8:50 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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I quite clearly said book Chris ... and I quite clearly said it more than once. Your examples are examples of plays, novellas, poems, edits, etc ... none of which are books . Why limit it to book? That makes no sense for your argument. You tried to argue that there are several authors without prior...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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You missed the word "some" in my post Chris, additional research will demonstrate that nearly half the authors on my list wrote only the book I noted ... and nothing else. Below is the evidence that ALL not some had substantial writing experience BEFORE they had their 'one hit' wonder. I ...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 5:35 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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you can’t be a card cheat unless you’re playing cards and unless your playing solitaire you are doing that in public. And how exactly is that recorded in the historical record? Nobody went from club to club and place to place to record who was playing cards. It is the exception that we find some no...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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I'll note in advance that some of the above authors indeed wrote poetry, articles, etc ... but all only wrote a single book . And that was exactly my point. We are talking about writers. Doesn't matter if it is newspaper editorials, or technical articles, legal opinions, advertisement copy, or what...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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further, writing is a private act and gambling a public one. I’m unconvinced that no one never gambled with ‘erdnase’. Clearly there are people who would have seen the candidate with a pack of cards - even if he wasn’t wearing his mask and cape at the time. While the act of writing is a private one...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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The concept that Erdnase had to have written books before EATCT is (IMO) flawed, and it's worth noting that the world is full of "first time authors" who have written brilliant books as their first effort: "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austin was a first time effort. "Fra...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 3:21 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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What it reveals to me is that the DIL may not have known what she was talking about. One the one hand, we have a second-hand account of her opinion that a man she was associated with for a short time near the end of his life decades before was a spendthrift; on the other hand, we have documented fa...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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He may have never self-published anything before, but he certainly wrote a lot before. I understand that you, and some others believe that Chris ... but it's not an opinion that I share. The idea that Erdnase wrote a lot prior to EATCT is a mere guess, and I'm avoiding guesses at this point. It is ...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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You forgot what I consider E.S. Andrew's biggest problem. He wasn't a writer. I didn't forget that Chris, indeed I see it as a positive for Andrews, and noted just that ... in my post I said: "E.S. Andrews had never self-published anything before, which is reflected in the somewhat loose edito...
by lybrary
April 17th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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There aren’t really any other negative elements to Andrews, at least such that they stand out as being worthy of note. You forgot what I consider E.S. Andrew's biggest problem. He wasn't a writer. As far as we know he wrote nothing, besides a little thank you note. No letters, no articles, no edito...
by lybrary
April 16th, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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You seem to be making the case as follows: 1. in 1957, Gallaway's DIL says "[EG] made a lot of money but it just slipped thru his fingers". 2. Erdnase said he "needed the money". 3. Gallaway must have been Erdnase! That is not at all my case, because my case is not based on that...
by lybrary
April 16th, 2018, 9:38 am
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Topic: ERDNASE
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Gallaway’s daughter-in-law commented: He made a lot of money but it just slipped through his fingers ... he couldn't hang on to it. This not being able to hang on to the money he made could very well be due to gambling at Faro. So how did he get together the cash to afford a vacation home? One with...
by lybrary
April 15th, 2018, 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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It doesn't matter which of the "premier" Erdnase candidates you choose to support, Gallaway, Sanders, E.S. Andrews, Benedict, or ??? ... we know for a fact that all of them were gainfully employed before, and long after EATCT was published. Good gracious ... NONE of them "needed the ...
by lybrary
April 15th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Since it appears that Erdnase wished to maintain some anonymity it seems likely that he would be careful in the personal details he shared. Unless he wanted to plant a false lead. Or perhaps he never made that comment to Smith. Smith may have mixed this up with somebody else telling him they were r...
by lybrary
April 15th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Yet Smith got the feeling Erdnase wasn't married. Are you questioning Smith? Unless Smith was clairvoyant there was no way for him, or anybody else, to see or feel if Erdnase was married. So yes, I am questioning Smith on that. He mentioned a relationship to Dalrymple the cartoonist. Isn't that a p...
by lybrary
April 15th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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Here is another relevant note: Smith also recalled nothing that would suggest Erdnase had a wife. That would appear to exclude Gallaway, since had just recently married. A pesky fact that purchasers of that $45.00 Gallaway e-book hopefully won't notice. Except as you noted yourself, the tradition f...
by lybrary
April 15th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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And, come to think of it, the reference to the weather might have been related to the meeting with Smith. As the cold would naturally stiffen the hands, which Erdnase would need to warm up before demonstrating the card moves. Your intuition is spot on. Here is the relevant note: He remembers scene ...
by lybrary
April 15th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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if indeed he was married ... which he very likely (as per Smith's observations) wasn't. How would have Smith seen that he was married? That S.W. Erdnase was definitely not a businessman ... Oh really? A man who self-publishes a book to make money is as far as I am concerned an entrepreneur. Don't k...
by lybrary
April 15th, 2018, 12:21 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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Leonard Hevia wrote:Speaking of Dalrymple, what was the title of the political cartoon connected to Erdnase that Dalrymple illustrated?
It was this one
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Except it wasn't by Dalrymple, it was by Walter Gallaway :lol:
by lybrary
April 14th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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I would guess that most of you serious fans of Erdnase have seen Gallaway's library bookplate, but I noticed that it had a quote from Milton at the top. He might not have used snippets like this in his writing, but it shows that he was just as capable as Sanders of referring to authors of classic l...
by lybrary
April 13th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
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As I wrote, even if you insist, the cards in the hand are above the pack and thus closer to the camera, making them appear larger. You argued that this is wrong. How so?
by lybrary
April 13th, 2018, 5:42 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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??? No, I don't think so. If the cards are an inch in front of the tabled talon, and you pull the lower half of the deck out from under them, then they will land an inch in front of the tabled talon. Gravity pulls straight down. Remember, they "fall flatly". Not if you move inward as the ...
by lybrary
April 13th, 2018, 3:25 pm
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Topic: ERDNASE
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(and notice how the portion of the deck in the hand is wider than that on the table. This would make sense if the hand were closer to the viewer than the tabled portion, bu the text says to draw the hand "inward" when doing this move.) The obvious reason why the cards held in the hand app...
by lybrary
April 13th, 2018, 11:26 am
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Topic: ERDNASE
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In a perspective drawing, the parallel lines should all recede to a common vanishing point (as you try and show in the Donnelley classroom drawings in your ebook.) https://magichistoryblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/fig-16-perspective.jpg?w=680 (and before you say the front edge of the deck isn't ...

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