[ExI] few bits per second

Ross Evans ross.evans11 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 18:32:44 UTC 2010

2010/6/27 John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>

> On Jun 26, 2010, at 11:59 PM, Damien Broderick wrote:
> On 6/26/2010 10:25 PM, Ross Evans wrote:
> The work of P.E.A.R has been debunked many times, I am surprised that
> this is news to you.
> I suggest you read some of the detailed statistical reports from PEAR. Go
> to http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/publications.html<http://www.princeton.edu/%7Epear/publications.html>and look at any of the experimental reports (not the discursive essays). (Of
> course you won't, you know in your bones, as John Clark does, that it's all
> I sent the following message to the list on February 10 2007, nothing has
> changed since then:
> Speaking of BULLSHIT, on the front page of today's New York Times there is
> an article about the ESP "lab" at Princeton (PEAR). It is closing down
> after
> 28 years. One of the chief witchdoctors there is quoted as saying something
> that to my surprise I agree with completely: "There is no reason to stay
> and
> generate more of the same data. If people don't believe us after all the
> results we've produced then they never will." More crappy data just will
> not
> help.
> The article also describes the joy many at the university felt about its
> demise and how none of the 700 full professors at Princeton had joined
> and how they never got published in first rate science journals, and how
> they went to the National Enquire of science journals "The Society for
> Scientific Exploration" a rag that is never cited by anybody worth reading.
> Besides ESP it also loves UFOs, spoon bending, and of course cold fusion.
> But that august journal does not love everything, it prints attacks on
> relativity and evolution.
>    John K Clark
 Ah, so you're the John Clark in question. It seems we have both incurred
Mr. Broderick's displeasure, for having the temerity to look upon a spade,
and proclaiming it to be a spade. I had began to wonder if list ettiquete
demanded that I let nonsense pass unopposed, so your interjection is very
welcome, as it gives me some hope that this place isn't just a 'new age'

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