Didn't Puthoff and Targ take their outbond results to a couple judges and let them make the determination of whether Ingo and Hella et al had correctly hit the mark?
I do believe so.
Here's my visual on this controversy:
A couple dozen hunters are in a thick forrest with their shotguns. Their guide points in a general direction and says "The target is that-away, 'bout a half mile, and it's a building." So the hunters all aim at various heights above the trees and shoot in the direction pointed out by the guide.
Sure enough, when examined, the old barn does in fact have some fresh, new lead pellets embedded in the old wood sides. But so does the old farmhouse, the chicken coop, the pig pen enclosure and the horse stables -- not to mention lead pellets all over about a square mile of surface around the old, abandonned farm (should a metal detector be tediously used to scan for, and dig up all of them).
Well, maybe the analogy doesn't really hold up, but that's the visual I get, lol.
In another thread, I wondered if the necessary double-blind protocol wasn't being adhered to, especially, in the earlier public tests; i. e.; the LA quake one. Isn't this front-loading both viewer and monitor ? As I recall, Swann worked very hard to eliminate front loading which resulted in contamination from memory images, rampant imagination, and creative, ad-hoc visualizations. McMoneagle also adheres to a strict double-blind protocol. And it seems whenever the protocol is 'relaxed', the signal-to-noise ratio goes all to hell.
Only a few 'naturals' such as Pat Price and Ingo had the ablity to maintain a good ratio (without double-blind protocols, although they could operate within the protocols also), relying, no doubt, on some internal method.
After McMoneagle had his NDE (the Austrian event), his psychic abilities dramatically increased to a point where he sought help (Monroe) to regain control over it. NDEs blurs the boundary between the physical and etheric . And if I were seriously contemplating a career in rv......
But my efforts at RVing have been .. lackluster, having tried about 30 targets (double blind, of course) -- I think it's the coffee :-) using Joe's 'RV secrets' as my guide.
Well, it's late,