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Topic: AUSTRALIAN SKEPTICS PRESIDENT REFUSES TO DO THIS PARANORMAL TEST!
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 Graham Cooper Posts: 4,495 Registered: 5/20/10
Re: AUSTRALIAN SKEPTICS PRESIDENT REFUSES TO DO THIS PARANORMAL TEST!
Posted: Apr 8, 2011 12:46 AM
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On Apr 8, 12:48 pm, BruceS <bruce...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 7, 12:22 am, Brad <goog...@vk2qq.com> wrote:
>

> > On Apr 7, 2:01 pm, Graham Cooper <grahamcoop...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > how come this random noise doesn't affect Zenner Card tests guessing 1
> > > card from 5 options?

>
> > Because the card test is repeated 25 times, followed by 9 more sets of
> > 25 to randomise the noise out! You can't even get past guessing the
> > second card.

>
> You beat me to it, Brad.  That's pretty much it, Graham.  The one in
> five is *very* subject to random noise, whether it's one guess from
> five choices or five guesses from twenty five.  It's the repetition
> that reduces the noise.  However, with longer odds, like one in 50
> (you made the brag), the random noise causes fewer false positives
> from the start.  OTOH, to regularly get a hit on 1:50 odds would take
> some sort of paranormal ability, and we all (including you) know you
> don't have that!  After all, you've repeatedly demonstrated that you
> don't believe you have it.

WHAT ODDS PER TRIAL DO YOU ACCEPT EXACTLY?

1 IN 5 IS OBVIOUSLY ALL GUESSWORK LUCK RIGHT?

SO WHAT IS IT?

YOU DON'T DO DICE OR COIN CLAIMS I TAKE IT

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