I think Tom was answering the word 'nefarious', with typical rigour.
My slightly different view is that 'malice' doesn't enter into it, but rather greed is the motivating factor. Thus Hanlon's razor is disposed of, at least in my analysis.
Anyone familiar with the method of this trick, the 'secret', will be perplexed at how anyone, no matter how stupid, could forget this trick, having first learned it, to such an extent that only a few years later they would subconsciously reinvent it.
Please, I urge those who are unsure on this point to make the effort, somehow, to find out why this is such a ridiculous notion. Clearly, as I am sure all members of this forum will agree, not least Richard and Tom, it would be outrageous for me to expose the method to Bob King's trick on this or any forum.
Of course, the problem some will have is that they can't buy Bob King's trick right now. I would be interested for other members of Genii, those who do know the secret, to share their thoughts on the likelihood of the 'subconscious reinvention' theory.
I reiterate the point made above, that it is Occam's not Hanlon's razor which is the more relevant in this matter.
This is not a case of "off with his head", but rather a refusal to accept obfuscation, and a natural antipathy to what seems to be a dishonest response to being caught out in dishonesty.
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on January 9th, 2014, 2:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.