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Old 4th May 2013, 06:01 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Fudbucker View Post
Even if you supposedly performed a supernatural ability, wouldn't the default skeptical position be to assume you were cheating in some way? Many years ago, there was a guy on That's Incredible who could move items in a glass box by blowing under the box edge (from about five feet away). They wired him up with a microphone and caught the sound of him blowing air. But if you didn't suspect that was how he was doing it, wouldn't you still suspect he was cheating in some way?
The protocol would be designed and tested for any method of cheating. The whole reason for a mutually agreed upon protocol is to eliminate any none paranormal factors from influencing the outcome.

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