Re: It is quite obvious that...
- --- In email@example.com, "Clyde Wary"
> "clearly many people are interested in convincing the scientificthe
> community that psi is real."
> Yes, and I'm sure there were many people interested in convincing
> famous scientist, Lord Kelvin, that heavier-than-air flight waswould
> possible, too. But Kelvin DID become convinced...around 1904, I
> think. The point I'm making is that if psi phenomena become moreFor sure, as long as they are phenomena that can't be explained
> commonplace, people won't need convincing.
> "Why point out that scientists believe in their experiments if youWhat criterion? The criterion that skeptics be allowed near the
> don't think that has some relevance?"
> It has relevance in that "skeptics" are demanding psi researchers
> fulfill a criterion that few physical scientists could ever meet.
experiments and still expect them to show positive results?
> "How do you know that negative thoughts have any effect on psi atall,
> when you DON'T KNOW how it works?"effect.
> One need not understand the mechanism of something to notice an
But without the understanding, it's quite likely that you'll
attribute the effect to the wrong thing. Maybe skeptical
experimenters are just more careful with their experimental controls.