Well lo' and behold I have decided to put in a little bit of time, and while still not a numbers person I have actually managed to memorize out shots from 100 down to about 65. I did it Bobby George style, pretty much just memorizing them like phone numbers. I don't have them down 100% but I'd say 90% and it's amazing what a boost they can give to your game. Obviously knowing what I need to peg out doesn't make my arm work any better, but I think knowing it give the brain that works the arm less things to worry about and hence more focus on the job at hand of making the darts stick where I want them to stick. Results so far are looking positive, but lets see how i do moving forward. So far I've pegged a 96 and a 89 and a few nice close calls. (no out but left the double). I'll keep you all posted but in the meantime if you are new to darts I'd recommend learning your out shots.
Recently he has given a talk on TED (along with Rupert Sheldrake) which was jumped on by TED's anonymous 'science board' along with a series of unfounded allegations that to TED's credit has since been retracted. However they are now trying to make Graham and Rupert's talks fade away quietly.
I am not suggesting for a moment that anyone reading this has to agree with what Hancock is saying but only that he presents his arguments in a reasoned and reasonable manner and that to dismiss his ideas with blanket dismissals such as 'pseudoscience' is disingenuous and counter-productive to advancing understanding of both orthodox and unorthodox ideas.
With that in mind I direct you all to this conversation on TED and hope that whether you agree or disagree with Graham's ideas that you will add support behind his and Rupert Sheldrake's request for a proper debate on these issues.
TED Talks and a call to debate with Graham Hancock
I think it is a debate well worth having and quite frankly would be an incredibly interesting one. If you are for the free and open (but moderated) discussion of ideas then please check this out and add your voice!
See you all next time!!
Dave 'The Abominable Throw man' Sproull