“If this was anything else, that wouldn’t be a criticism, if we were studying tennis and the …” he said.
“Hang on, this is an entirely relevant criticism, because what you’re claiming to do, is mysterious and unknowable and almost impossible to measure,” Denton said.
“And what he is interested in are things that are mysterious and unknown and almost impossible to measure, so he is not an objective observer of what you do.
“I would argue it makes him predisposed to want to show that you are right, as opposed to having a scientific, neutral, credible method,” said Denton.
“Which from your point of view as someone who wants to be credibly tested, which I think is admirable, I think is problematic … where you are talking and where you are walking, it’s different places — you are talking you want credibility but you’re not walking that space.”
Goldsmith then said he would be interested in anyone testing his abilities, even if results revealed his skills were nothing more than a placebo.
“No it wouldn’t be a bad thing, it would certainly counter my beliefs,” Goldsmith said.
“But that’s OK, like I am putting myself to do this test, like I don’t have a choice what the outcomes are going to be.”
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