[extropy-chat] About ESP, etc.

Sondre Bjellås sondre.bjellas at intellifield.no
Mon Apr 30 14:08:58 UTC 2007

The reason you never read about the Casinos throwing the ("lucky") people out, is because they hire the people to be dealers, in which they win every single time. I know this, I have been to Las Vegas!

Seriously, psi-power does not exists today and will probably not evolve naturally. It's like religious people claiming that there is a god or higher power. People can believe whatever they want, but the burden of proof is on their shoulders.


-----Original Message-----
From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Lee Corbin
Sent: 30. april 2007 07:34
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Subject: [extropy-chat] About ESP, etc.

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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