Thursday, January 06, 2011

Say what?

The New York Times tells us of a series of experiments that suggests ESP may be for real, and the accompanying outcry that such nonsense would be published by a respected academic journal. Well, I lack the ESP to know whether or not ESP exists, but I was struck by this common sense "proof" presented by one of the skeptics:

"...these experts say; if ESP exists, why aren’t people getting rich by reliably predicting the movement of the stock market or the outcome of football games?"

Hmmm, so nobody is getting rich by reliably predicting the stock market? Not the best example, anti-esp folk.