[ExI] Fwd: psi yet again

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 13 21:45:06 UTC 2010

Rafal wrote:

> BTW, I don't buy into the Lotto argument against psi: if psi is a
> faculty dependent on complex features of the brain to work (like
> intelligence), then its absence in most people is not suprising even
> if does give replicative advantage. If you need a 100 genes for it to
> work but the increase in fitness is small, then the overall selection
> for it will be weak. A capability manifesting in 2 out 100,000 guesses
> just won't manifest in the noisy world of casinos and lotteries - why,
> it's hard to detect even under ideal conditions in the lab.

Joan Ginther is an interesting case study for potential psi effects or 
*something*. She has a PhD. in math and won the Texas Lotto 4 times but won't 
say how:


"The odds that Joan Ginther would hit four Texas Lottery jackpots for a combined 
nearly $21 million are astronomical. Mathematicians say the chances are as slim 
as 1 in 18 septillion - that's 18 and 24 zeros."

Stuart LaForge 

"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through 
love."-Carl Sagan 


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