Yeah, I understand, but I don't know why you're asking me if I agree or disagree with the "Initial experimental design," because even Wiseman disagreed with it and attempted to modify it.
Unfortunately, he didn't stick around long enough to evaluate the modifications or get any useful data (that's not going to change, as was obvious from his long Email exchange with Alex).
Thanks for reminding me about the email exchange with Alex. I'm going to give them a look.
Sheldrake's paper discusses the noisey vs non-noisy trials.
Exactly, and the negative impact of his claims and behavior outside the paper greatly outweigh any 'contributions' in his paper.
I get that it's not everyone's cup of tea. It's something I would enjoy doing and would find personally challenging and rewarding. That's what I find interesting. I'm not particularly interested in the skeptic/proponent/us/them angle.