[extropy-chat] About ESP, etc.

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Mon Apr 30 05:34:00 UTC 2007

Damien writes

> At 10:25 AM 4/29/2007 -0700, Lee wrote:
>>Likewise if someone demonstrated that ESP works.
> That has been done sufficiently already.

When will someone make some money out of an
obviously incredibly powerful faculty?

>>  Why didn't evolution seize upon it?
> Evolution probably did seize upon it.

Where?  We just don't see it at all, except in very peculiar
and highly statistically suspicious experiments done by a
few scientists.

>> Why aren't the very gifted few already at work cleaning out
>> the casinos in Las Vegas?
> Why aren't really gifted card sharps and other grifters cleaning out casinos?

I've seen on TV how they watch *everybody* for conventional
cheating, using all sorts of spying cameras.  But if I had ESP,
why couldn't I just know when to fold when playing 21, or 
something?  What could they do?

Here is what would happen:  the casinos would simply begin
throwing out people who were "too lucky", with no other
explanation.  I haven't heard of this, have you?  And the
casino ownership would be putting huge money into how
this "cheating" was occuring.  I don't think they are.


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