1959. Rhine speaks at NYU’s Institute of Philosophy. “I was one of the discussants of a paper given by Norbert Weiner,” Rhine wrote. “The audience was mostly philosophers, mathematicians, and computer experts. I do not think I made much impression on them. On the other hand, there was no show of opposition or criticism. I suppose one could say they have their own bonnets full of their own bees.”
That one caught my eye because Norbert Weiner was a mathematician I studied when I was a grad student at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and he was particularly interesting to me at the time. I should try to find out what paper he was presenting in 1959.