Originally Posted by Richard_Todd
It was written in January 2005, which predates Steve's experiment. Your statement makes me think you know of other successful polyphasic experiments.
Good point. I hadn't realized that it was dated before Steve's experiment. It's true that practically all the other polyphasic experiments I've read about thus far have failed. I have seen comments on various sites where people briefly say "I did this for about six months in college and it worked great," with little or no details (sometimes substitute "one of my friends" for "I"). I'm going to take some time and try to find detailed or even semi-detailed logs of successful experiments other than Steve's; I'll post my results here. If I can't find anything, perhaps the article is right and Steve's success just means that he's a "mutant"
I don't want to come across overyly negative, and certainly don't want to sway people that want to try it. I was just surprised no one had mentioned that article yet in the discussion, and I thought it was pretty good food for thought.
It's a good discussion starter, and I appreciate your bringing it up. I had seen the Supermemo article a few months ago, but found the same problems with it as I described above. Nonetheless, the fact that we don't have the information to answer nearly all of its concerns means that it certainly merits discussion, especially for prospective polynappers like myself.