RE: testing psi.

From: Herb Martin (HerbM@LearnQuick.Com)
Date: Tue Jan 03 2006 - 12:13:49 MST

> -----Original Message-----
Damien Broderick
> At 12:41 PM 1/3/2006 -0500, JKC wrote:
> >This is exactly why people like me hold psi researchers in such low
> >regard, they use ideas of people like Robert Anton Wilson as
> authorities
> >to support their claims and as peers for their
> >"peer reviewed journals".
> This is flabbergasting, John -- or, in your own terms, flabbergasting
> BULLSHIT. Please provide a list of the parapsychologists... at the Rhine
> Institute, University of Edinburgh, University of
> Northampton, University
> of Amsterdam and other established centers of academic
> parapsychology who
> cite Robert Anton Wilson as an authority. Even three names
> would be useful
> to test the credibility of your claim. Which of the peer
> reviewed journals
> in parapsychology have Wilson as one of their referees? (It's barely
> possible, I suppose, but strikes me as extremely unlikely.)
> As far as I can
> tell, you're just making this up in a fit of bile. Something
> tells me that
> you've never even *seen* a peer reviewed parapsychology
> journal if the best
> you can come up with is some trashy book supporting a crackpot like
> Velikovsky (whose ridiculous claims, of course, had nothing
> at all to do
> with parapsychology).
> Damien Broderick

It is pretty hilarious. I know Wilson a bit and while
he is a great guy and highly knowledgable on some subjects
(especially James Joyce "Ulysses") he is no authority on
parapsychology in anything approaching a scientific

Even Bob would laugh at that I am sure.

Herb Martin

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