[extropy-chat] Elvis Sightings

Ben Goertzel ben at goertzel.org
Sun Jan 28 19:14:33 UTC 2007

Early on the exponential growth curve of progress in a given area,  
progress can seem slow...

By your argument, AGI should also be abandoned due to lack of prior  

-- Ben

On Jan 28, 2007, at 1:31 PM, John K Clark wrote:

> "Damien Broderick" <thespike at satx.rr.com>
>> Published: December 2, 2004
>> In a new review of cold fusion - the claim that energy can be
>> generated by running electrical current through water - the
>> Department of Energy released a report yesterday that says the
>> evidence remains inconclusive, echoing a similar report 15 years ago.
> The evidence for the existence of phlogiston is inconclusive too. The
> newspaper report you quote was more than 2 years ago, computers  
> have doubled
> in power in that time; so how have things changed in the cold  
> fusion field
> in
> all that time? They haven't advanced one inch, zero nada zilch  
> goose egg!
> It's
> still inconclusive. Prediction time: I predict we will be in exactly
> precisely the same situation 2 years from now, or 17. When  
> something remains
> inconclusive for that long it's time to move on. And the same could  
> be said
> of ESP bullshit.
>   John K Clark
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