[ExI] heaves a long broken psi

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 20:52:32 UTC 2010

On 1/22/10, Damien Broderick wrote:
>  This misuses the word. If ESP is real, there is no reason to suppose that
> it functions by abrogating the laws of physics; far more economical to
> suppose that we do not yet fully understand all those laws. In the 19th
> century, the radioactive heating of the sun was not supernatural, just
> unexplained. Believing the sun was a god was a supernatural explanation, but
> not a very useful one. Vampires, if they existed outside fiction, would not
> be supernatural either, unless their powers are described as deriving
> directly from satanic supernatural beings. "God" is certainly
> supernatural--outside the realm of nature entirely, ontologically distinct
> and superior to nature. And almost certainly non-existential. At any rate,
> I've never seen a paper in Nature or Science proving its existence.

I saw a paper in Nature once that claimed that Uri Geller had psychic
powers and wasn't just a tricky magician.

Oh wait.......

BillK  ;)

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