$1 Million Challenge
Preface and Conditions
One million dollars
is offered to any skeptic who can rebut the evidence for the
existence of the afterlife.
The afterlife is not just a speculative claim like there may
be unicorns or there may be green cheese on the other side of
the moon. There have been top scientists, genuine mediums, and
thousands of others including empirical investigators like myself,
who experienced psi and afterlife communication.
It is claimed that there is now a substantial body of evidence
which supports the existence of the afterlife and which
taken as a whole cannot be satisfactorily accounted for
except by the existence of the afterlife.
I have had complaints from genuine psychics, mediums and those
who support the validity of psychic phenomena that those who reject
the existence of the afterlife have never really examined the
Psychics and mediums claim they experienced a great deal of frustration
when they tried to apply for a highly publicised skeptics' one
million dollar challenge. It was put to me that the skeptics'
offer is not genuine. Also, it was suggested that the psychics
ought to put up a similar challenge reflecting the skeptics'
own conditions for the stated prize.
This is how this challenge originated. Naturally, the effort
has to be commensurate with the very high cash reward.
The applicant has to rebut the substantive objective evidence
presented in Victor Zammit's A
Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife (http://www.victorzammit.com/book/)
(see chapters 3 to 24) which includes: Materialisations, Electronic
Voice Phenomena, Instrumental Transcommunication, the Scole Experiments,
Professor Gary Schwartz' Experiments, Mediumship - Mental, Physical
and Direct Voice, Xenoglossy, the Cross-Correspondences, Proxy
Sittings, Automatic Etheric Writing, Laboratory Experiments, Poltergeists,
Apparitions together with the evidence provided by Near Death
Experiences and Out of Body Experiences which psychics claim are
supportive of and are directly linked with the afterlife.
Here is the challenge for those skeptics who have been continuously
campaigning in the media that there is no afterlife: those closed-minded
skeptics who have been crusading around the world denigrating,
destroying and demeaning the credibility of gifted psychics, trying
to dismiss the positive evidence being produced for the afterlife;
those skeptics who have been cruelly twisting and manipulating
psychic truth to reduce its effect; those who unconscionably have
tried to destroy the reputations of some of the greatest and most
brilliant 'classical' scientists and psychic writers who ever
walked this planet earth like Sir William Crookes, Sir Oliver
Lodge, Sir William Barrett, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Findlay
and so many others!
I concede that the skeptics' offer -
IS a complete HOAX - has been used very successfully
and has provided huge propaganda against psychics. It has misled
and made fools of journalists, radio and TV interviewers. It has
been a powerful tool for the dissemination of global darkness.
The media's pet rent-a-skeptic vociferates on behalf of some 2%
of the population who are closed minded skeptics yet these skeptics
have been given exaggerated time and space in the media.
Although there is sponsorship for the offer, I am fully and solely
responsible for the said offer.
Given the circumstances it is only reasonable, fair and equitable
to match and to mirror as far as possible the skeptics' fundamental
conditions one by one as the skeptics have had them on the Internet
for a number of years now. It is reiterated that these conditions
are mostly based on the skeptics' own conditions.
'The challenge' refers to the offer of one million dollars.
The 'offeror' refers to Victor Zammit who is making the challenge.
'The Committee' refers to a group of people expert in afterlife
evidence. The committee is to be chosen by the offerer and
the offeree. The 'afterlife evidence' refers to the evidence mentioned
above in the Preface. 'Applicant' refers to a person applying
to meet 'the challenge.'
1. Stage One- Initial submission.
Because there have been applicants who showed they are not qualified
in the admissibility of evidence in law and science - they wasted
a great deal of our precious time and money and who had not examined
the evidence in detail -it has become essential and a pre-requisite
that prior to any actual submission of any rebuttals of the evidence
in Stage Two of the Challenge, a potential applicant must initially
submit to the offeror a detailed exposition of how the applicant
is going to rebut the evidence outlined in the above Preface.
2. The offeror and the applicant will agree that the applicant
has demonstrated the technical skills to rebut the evidence. This
is a fundamental and most important condition.
3. In relation to 2 above the decision of the offeror or his
appointed representative will be absolute, irrevocable and final.
4. The applicant agrees that all data of any sort gathered as
a result of the application may be used freely by Mr Zammit or
the Committee in any way they choose.
5. Stage Two- Rebutting the evidence
Once agreement on condition 2 above has been reached the claimant
will prepare his submissions to be placed before the Committee.
6. The applicant and the offeror accept that the decision of
the Committee in relation to the submissions will be absolute,
irrevocable and final.
7. The applicant agrees that the level of proof required to rebut
the evidence will be the Cartesian test, "beyond any doubt".
This means that there has to be absolutely no doubt at all in
the minds of the Committee that the 'evidence' has been rebutted.
8. All correspondence in this challenge must be communicated
in the English language and sent to: The Challenge, P.O. Box 1810
Dee Why, Northern Beaches, NSW Australia 2099 by registered mail.
9. All costs incurred by an applicant in relation to this challenge
will be borne by the applicant.
10. The applicant agrees that in this challenge he or she is
not a commercial consumer and agrees with the offeror that nothing
connected to this offer herein expressly stated or imputed will
be subject to legal enforceability - to the jurisdiction of any
tribunal or court of law or equity.
11. Upon successfully proceeding to Stage Two the claimant will
be given all other relevant details.
12. Before the applicant makes a first submission (see paragraph
1 above) he/she must submit a document properly witnessed by a
litigation lawyer that the litigation lawyer has explained to
the applicant the preface and the conditions and that these have
been understood and accepted by the applicant. This submission
is to be forwarded to THE CHALLENGE, PO Box 1810, Dee Why, Northern
Beaches, NSW AUSTRALIA 2099 by registered mail. Staff check mailbox
and vet all mail everyday.
-- Victor Zammit (18th November 2001)
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