I personally am opposed to this bet taking place at all but I think that Dr. Nigam may do it so there are some conditions I would like to raise:
I think it’s unfair to demand 90% regeneration of donor area as part of the bet. Dr. Nigam’s detractors are saying that Dr. Nigam can’t get any donor regeneration so setting the bar as high as 90% is too high since if he gets even 1% regeneration of donor area that is more than the non-believers are saying he can get. Why should the non-believers get to win the bet (and the money) if Dr. Nigam gets 50% regrowth when that would still be 50 times what the non-believers are saying he can do?
You guys have turned into an ugly mob and you have attacked the doctor mercilessly with cruel personal attacks coming from every direction against the good doctor. That means that he will be working under pressure when he tries to perform the medical undertaking in the bet. This is another reason we need to bring the number down from 90% donor regeneration. It’s too high considering that the doctor will be working under pressure and his detractors are saying he can’t accomplish any donor regeneration.
The 3rd party has to be a truly independent person. Any hair transplant doctor is going to view Dr. Nigam as the competition so it will be in the best interests of that other hair transplant doctor to give a negative review of Dr. Nigam and Dr. Nigam’s techniques. Any negative press that a competitor doctor can attach to Dr. Nigam could cause Dr. Nigam to lose patients and any patients that Dr. Nigam loses could go to the doctor who creates the negative press about Dr. Nigam so it is in the hair transplant doctor’s best interests to say bad things about Dr. Nigam and Dr. Nigam’s techniques.
These issues need to be resolved before any bet can proceed.
All of the above aside, I would like to say that there really is no need for any silly bet. Of course there are technical difficulties with the recent photos by Dr. Nigam. Dr. Nigam knows this, he’s admitted to it, and his explanation is reasonable. But the number one point is that the technical problems with the pics (coloration and flash) doesn’t prevent the viewer from determining if there is regrowth or not. Of course there IS regrowth. This is why it’s totally unjustified to level these personal character attacks against Dr. Nigam - the photos are good enough even though they do have technical problems.
You guys scream that he should display perfect photos but why? If the photos are good enough that you can determine whether or not there is regrowth isn’t that good enough? These photos aren’t about the cover of “Photography” magazine or “People” magazine. The photos are to determine whether or not there is regrowth and since the photos are good enough to make that determination that means that the photos are good enough.
Dr. Nigam is a busy man. He flies all over the globe to gather info because he wants to be the man who cracked the case. He presses other researchers and he experiments, experiments, and experiments some more in an effort to beat baldness. He travels a lot, he studies a lot, he experiments a lot, he talks with others a lot, and he thinks and thinks and thinks. He’s busy. He doesn’t have time to focus on perfect pics because he’s focused on the hair. Remember, the hair. That is what it is all about for Dr. Nigam. He’s trying to cure the damn thing - he’s not trying to win a photography contest. If pics are good enough to determine that hair is thickening then that is good enough.
You guys are distracting him away from the issue of hair and forcing him to focus on the irrelevant issue of perfect pics. Again, the issue of perfect pics is irrelevant because we don’t need perfect pics; we just need pics that are good enough to reveal whether or not the hair gets thicker and his recent pics made it clear that the hair did get thicker.
If Dr. Nigam starts focusing on perfect pics it could slow down other things - such as the actual experimentation with various components. The number 1 thing is the experiments; not the pics. If the pics are good enough to permit us to see if the hair got thicker then the pics are good enough.
If Dr. Nigam moves pics up higher on the priority list then there will be times when the pics will delay the experiment because he will have to factor in when is the right time for the pics to be done and that could cause changes to the schedule of an experiment. Because you have to get all the components of the picture (including the photographer) in the right place at the right time. It’s one more thing that Dr. Nigam has to think about and take into consideration.