"I can not argue with the math behind your critique but I would bet your analysis won't be the last we hear on this subject. However, I can comment (and argue if you wish) with what I believe were your real motives behind a very vindictive attack on a book and its author."
What vindictive attack? Arnold mathematically proved the book was unsound.
Do I even need to start again?
Notice how the fact that ARNOLD IS CORRECT is always brushed over, and then some personal little tirade is launched into for his motivations. Mr. Dalton, you have a responsibility to the community to not knowingly promote fraudulent information.
I'm not going to pass any judgements on you, I'm not going to speculate your motives ... In fact, in earlier posts, I commended you for linking to Arnold's review. Now that Arnold's math has been proven correct (re-confirmed by Zenfighter, incidentally), I think an apology to the community is warranted.
But thats for you to decide. Throughout all of this, there has been Arnold's reviews, the math heads who have proven him to be correct, and those who resort to slander to cover their sorry asses.
I've said this all before.
Mr.Dalton, you have known the book to be deeply flawed for some time now, so please explain this quote:
"McDowell's Blackjack Ace Prediction is a fantastic read and deserving of respect -- and, of course, a civilized critical analysis."
You have received a number of civilized critical reviews (I couldn't figure out he plural form of analysis), and in response there have been numerous attempts to slander Arnold's name in the hopes of burying the truth.
If you wish to go on personal tirades be my guest, send all hate mail to one of my email boxes. Last I checked, I had become a young, dashing anti-Christ posting from some library somewhere.
But this is not about me or Arnold. Or even the "authorities" that rubber stamped it.
It's simply about what is, and what is not, a valid approach to a winning game of blackjack.
We now know the truth:
The book is bad.
For those interested in reading Arnold's responses, here are the following links:
To Zenfighter (thanks, guy!)