We have done a number of experiments. Unlike some others, proponents of Torah codes or
opponents of Torah code, all of whose public statements are of the same type: "it works",
or "it does not work", some of our experiments succeeded and some not. We list them all.
We do not regard the successful ones as proving the Torah code effect. And we do not
regard the failed ones as disproving the Torah code effect. We do the experiments to explore
what may be going on. We do the exploration because we have the curiousity of the scientist.
If there is something unusual going on, we are curious to know what it is. And we are willing
to use our time to find out what it is and to share our findings with others.
Each experiment is done using what we think is the best one, two, or three experimental protocols we have
at the time we do the experiment. We do the best we can to make the first experiment a priori
so that its p-value has the correct meaning. We do not do any manipulations or in any other way
to try to force an experiment to succeed or to fail. We do admit to the possibility of making
mistakes and any mistakes we discover that we made in an experiment, we will correct
and we will redo the experiment, something some others do not do.
After we have done an experiment, we are not finished. If the experiment succeeds, we want
to know anything we can find out about why the experiment
succeeded. We want to know the variety of protocols under which such a successful experiment will also succeed.
We want to know the variety of protocols under which such a successful experiment will fail.
From this knowledge, collected over a variety of experiments which have succeeded or failed,
we will learn something. We might learn about ways of setting up the Alternative hypothesis and
the best test statistics that are associated with it. What we learn may only be about some strange
dependencies in letters and words or dependencies between ELSs that
caused an experiment to be successful. Or we may learn something about the structure of the code
itself, if, indeed, there is a code.