[ExI] heaves a long broken psi

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 21:08:28 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> On 1/22/2010 2:18 PM, Dave Sill wrote:
>> Things we consider supernatural (ESP, vampires, God)
> This misuses the word.

I did say *consider* supernatural. That leaves room for these
entities/phenomena to not actually be supernatural.

> 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.


> Vampires, if they existed outside fiction, would not be
> supernatural either, unless their powers are described as deriving directly
> from satanic supernatural beings.

Vampires are not consistent with our current understanding of the laws
of nature, If they were real, that would indicate that our
understanding was lacking.


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