[ExI] few bits per second
ross.evans11 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 03:25:38 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 4:00 AM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>wrote:
> On 6/26/2010 9:36 PM, Ross Evans wrote:
> Of course I have not read either work...That said, I did take
>> the time to read a synopsis and and detailed review (Why It's Time for
>> the Paranormal to Come in From the Cold), these alone were enough to
>> raise any eyebrow. The same goes for 'The Lotto Effect', and again to me
>> it just seems like so much new age nonsense.
> Where were these reviews? Urls, please.
> If you mean those on Amazon, you must mean the long review by Ben Goertzel,
> among others. (Most people on this list know Ben as the genius behind
> Novamente, a promising AGI project.) Interesting case, there. Until he read
> my book, Ben was "curious but ambivalent" about the reality of psi. Now
> we're collaborating as co-editors on a technical book with the working title
> THE SCIENCE OF PSI. How did this happen? Why, he took the trouble to read
> the book, and followed that up by reading a number of the peer-reviewed
> papers I cited. Those who babble about "new age nonsense" in regard to my
> books about psi need to start by reading them.
> <snip> You seem to be conflating
>> 'having an opinion on something', with being the peer of the person
>> whose work on which you have opined.
> This is genuinely hilarious. You probably don't see how you've just
> undercut yourself.
> And of course anyone who cites Wikipedia as an authoritative source must
> have been born yesterday.
> Damien Broderick
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The wikipedia article contains citations from other sources. Feel free to
check them out. The work of P.E.A.R has been debunked many times, I am
surprised that this is news to you. Regarding the review...
What's this about the 'reality of psi'? It exists only in as much as your
credulity convinces you of it. Please provide a link to just one of these
scientifically credible papers in support of the phenomena you claim exist.
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