Originally Posted by imagic
Yes, but in your scenario, your score qualifies as an extraordinary claim, since it represents a deviation from the norm. As such, people would want to see the experiment repeated, with independent verification. Otherwise it can't really be called scientific data.
There has been no audit, independent verification or duplication of any test put forward from the other camp. Who duplicated Meyer and Moran test? Who was there to monitor what they did? Maybe they screwed up the cabling and the whole test is wrong?
So no, for the purposes of the bubble we are in where we make up our rules of evidence, what they other guys did to show negative results, applies to me getting positive results. They were not audited so asking for the same for me would not be level playing field.
And think of the other crew versus me. They had no professional experience in such tests. No training. No verification of their reliability when it comes to testing. And no one was screened prior to taking the test.
At the risk of appearing immodest, in my case, I have been in countless double blind tests. I have professional training and had countless opportunities to verify my findings with actual operation of the system that was being developed in my team.
Given this background, all of your doubt should be pointed to the other folks performing such tests, not me. And remember again as I just post, that Frank duplicated my results in 32 Khz and got a perfect score. So any accusation of misconduct needs to pull him too.
Remember, none of those claims in these forums are "scientific" either. They are just an average Joe making claims left and right about inaudibility, present company excluded of course
. Their only proof point was a challenge for DBT results and lacking that folks would say, "so you admit you have no listening test to back what you are saying." Well, now I have that DBT. Not one I created but one that our grand mentor, Arny created. And not just Arny's test but Scott's. And I used the tool I was told to use, i.e. foobar2000.
So as far as forum arguments and rules within are concerned, this is a watershed event. It is like bringing an actual UFO to the skeptics-are-us meeting.
The impossible happened. Hell did freeze over. The fat lady did sing. Cows came home. It snowed in florida, etc, etc.
I hope from here on we don't go business as usual and claim inaudible this and that. Google indexes this site and the data we now have has forever changed the landscape of these discussions.
BTW, if Randi James has a $1M challenge or even $100K, I would be 100% ready to be audited by him as I redo these tests. So please get him to create such a challenge and I will be right there to address your remaining concerns. I will be donating the money to charity by the way.
Alternatively you can create a kickstarter campaign, collect sufficient money to have you fly here and monitor me running the test and some to donate to charity.
Edit: can't spell this morning