[extropy-chat] About ESP, etc.
lcorbin at rawbw.com
Mon Apr 30 05:34:00 UTC 2007
> 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
>> 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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