[ExI] Psi trickery- was Re: QT and SR

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Tue Sep 9 05:54:27 UTC 2008

Stuart writes

> Well I know you are a skeptic, Lee, so I challenge you to see if you fall for
> my trickery. Pretend for a moment that I am a gypsy fortune teller. I hereby
> offer to make a prediction about you and post it to the list. This prediction
> will affect you personally. The catch is that I charge $50.00 USD for my
> services.
> The twist however is that you and you alone get to decide if my prediction is
> accurate and if it indeed pertains to you. You and you alone decide if my
> prediction was fufilled or if it was total bullshit. If you decide my
> prediction comes true, then you are contractually obligated, with the whole
> list as witnesses, to pay me my agreed upon fee and furthermore admit the
> possibility of psi. If my prediction does not come true, then you are
> contractually and morally obligated to refuse to pay my fee and may freely
> proclaim to the world that I am a charlatan and a fraud.
> If you agree to my terms, say so and I will make my prediction.

What kind of BS prediction is this? Sounds indeed like a cheap
trick. Use your ESP on something real, like the amount of change
in my pocket as I leave for work tomorrow (I won't touch it)
and you'll have your $50.

If you agree to my terms, make your prediction.

And---being so much nicer than you---there won't even be downside
if you fail. Except to explain the sheer idiocy the turn this thread has taken.


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