Damien Broderick wrote (quoting Joe):
> >My lifetime [23 year
> >record] for good guesses in free-response RV type tasking is about 55% --
> >which I figure is pretty good guessing.
With numbers like that, he might have set up a properly controlled
experiment, and be telling the truth, and *still* have nothing unusual
going on. If 100,000 would-be psychics try to test their psychic
powers, sooner or later one of them will produce results at the .001%
Psi is an unusual theory, and unusual theories demand unusual proof. If
psi were true, it might force some minor adjustments in the Quest for
Singularity, so I am interested. But I haven't seen enough evidence to
make me believe that expending the cognitive resources required for
further consideration has a sufficiently high probability of payoff to
be worth it. In other words, it ain't worth the neurons.
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/beyond.html
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Mon Oct 02 2000 - 17:34:27 MDT