Re: Everything I know is wrong

From: Richard Loosemore (
Date: Wed Jan 04 2006 - 16:30:58 MST

This is silly in the extreme. I am talking about just any physicists,
like, people I have known (I was once a physicist). Those people don't
choose the ideas they feel comfortable with on the basis of whether or
not they might get a Nobel.

Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 01:55:28PM -0500, Richard Loosemore wrote:
>>It is entirely possible for psi to exist and for all of physics to
>>be the same as it is now, plus some extras. What on earth makes
>>you think this is impossible? Physicists themselves are, I
>>think, a good deal less upset by the idea of psi than you are,
> Just for the record: there is an obvious reason for physicists to be
> excited by the ideo of psi, as the physicist that could show it
> existed in an experiment replicable by other physicists (i.e. a
> physics experiment rather than a parapsychology experiment) would
> probably get a Nobel at a *minimum*.
> This is why I've found the whole "parapsychology can't be so bad;
> physicist like it!" argument to be rather disengenuous from the
> start.
> -Robin

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