[ExI] Meta was Psi in a major science journal

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 20:02:09 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:


> the other meta
> question is why people on the extropian list and other places where INTJ
> types congregate are so quick to dismiss and deride this subject,

It may be hard not to dismiss the subject on evolutionary grounds.

If, for example, animals (including humans) really had precognition,
even in a weak form and it was based on physical brain structure
expressed by genes, then it would have developed to a highly advanced
form the way eyes did starting out as simple detectors of light and

Assuming, of course, that precognition was useful as a trait that
helped the animals survive and reproduce.

This analysis would not hold if precognition was not useful in the
above sense or was not based on anything physical that was the result
of genes.



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