[ExI] Psi in a major science journal, J. Personality and Social Psychology

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Oct 20 18:19:27 UTC 2010

On 10/20/2010 11:30 AM, John Clark wrote:

> By the way, I don't understand why you didn't take me up on my bet, it's
> a easy way for you to make a thousand dollars. If you think my list of 3
> journals is too short let me know, I could easily add more journals to
> the list that I respect. And I will give you another way to win the bet,
> if Warren Buffett invests in a company started by Bem to cash in on this
> revolutionary development and potential gold mine before October 20 2011
> then you get a thousand dollars, you only have to pay me a hundred
> dollars if there is no journal paper or start up company investment by
> that date.

I haven't looked into this closely, but did any of those journals (or 
their 19 century equivalents) rush to publish Madame Skłodowska–Curie's 
results?* Did investors plunge into schemes to use radioactivity for power?

*We'll never know if they might have done; wiki says: <She was acutely 
aware of the importance of promptly publishing her discoveries and thus 
establishing her priority. Had not Becquerel, two years earlier, 
presented his discovery to the Académie des Sciences the day after he 
made it, credit for the discovery of radioactivity, and even a Nobel 
Prize, would have gone to Silvanus Thompson instead. Skłodowska–Curie 
chose the same rapid means of publication. Her paper, giving a brief and 
simple account of her work, was presented for her to the Académie on 12 
April 1898 by her former professor, Gabriel Lippmann.[19]>

Damien Broderick

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