X-Message-Number: 12142
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:44:20 EDT
Subject: addendum

In my earlier post on Radin's book, I forgot to mention one of the strongest 
arguments against the reality of psychokinesis:

As far as I know, all of the alleged evidence is based on small statistical 
anomalies  in experiments on dice-throwing, random number generators, etc. 
There appear to be no credible experiments showing positive effects directly 
observable, such as visibly moving or disturbing a small object by thinking 
at it. 

If the phenomenon were real, one would expect some people to be relatively 
good at it and to be able, at least sometimes and more than once, to just 
concentrate (say) on nudging a visible but tiny pointer, delicately balanced. 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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