(08:22)metampsychotic: i mean, the government legitimately researched ESP for a while so it could happen
(08:22)metampsychotic: but that doesn't seem like it would go anywhere interesting!
(08:22)metampsychotic: why would pancake go to war over a bunch of pseudoscience?
(08:24)MrE: Belief is a powerful thing, especially when the believers have nuclear weapons. In fact, the Etamnanki group's findings are what drove your mother to reconnect with her faith - and me to abandon it.
(08:26)metampsychotic: that's kind of a big thing to just casually drop into a conversation!
(08:27)MrE: If you truly want to follow in my footsteps, there can be no secrets between us. Which is why I'm going to ask, again, if you're sure. Some things I'm about to tell you may be... difficult.
(08:28)metampsychotic: well now you've just made me want to know even more...
(08:31)metampsychotic: okay, you've always raised me to consider different viewpoints, but you also taught me that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
(08:31)metampsychotic: right now, i'm having a very hard time reconciling this with about 42 different scientific theories and also occam's razor
(08:33)MrE: As you should. It was certainly an unexpected finding. Nonetheless, it did yield practical results. The battle of Pune, for example, was won largely on the back of intelligence gleaned through Etamnanki research.