Re: Psi and Science Fiction

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Fri, 06 Aug 1999 01:46:16 -0500

Bryan Moss wrote:
> Yes I realise this. But there seems to be (at least to me) a conceptual
> difference between creating a new theory of gravitation because the old one
> fails to explain some phenomenon and studying the paranormal.

Actually, from what I've read, Einstein came up with the General Theory of Relativity completely out of the blue, based on no experimental evidence whatsoever. I find this to be the single most impressive mental feat of all time.

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