[extropy-chat] About ESP, etc.
thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Apr 30 06:01:00 UTC 2007
At 10:34 PM 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?
Whoever said it was incredibly powerful? Actually almost all the
extant evidence says that it's weak and intermittent (when used intentionally).
> >> Why didn't evolution seize upon it?
> > Evolution probably did seize upon it.
>Where? We just don't see it at all
Fish don't see the sea, we don't see the air.
> > 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?
Yes, I'm amazed you haven't. "Card counters" don't use equipment, but
out they go.
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