Re: another not-April Fool's-post...

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 15:43:48 +0000

At 08:48 PM 3/28/99 -0800, Michael Butler wrote:

>Overall, reminds me too much of Blondlot's N Rays.

Of course, that's one's immediate response. But what distinguished N rays from X rays was not that they seemed *weird* and *inexplicable* (given the then-current paradigms) but the fact that they could not be reliably replicated. If this new effect *works* - ya gotta love that modem whistle down the line perking up the poor ailing tissues - then we do have an expanded biology. And this process could help with the global binding problem in brain function, and solve some of Penrose's apparent non-local effects mebbe.

Keep those memes percolating.

Damien Broderick