What It Means To Me To Be Free

I think that in some meaningful ways, human beings are free. In a couple of previous posts and in subsequent comments in their comments sections, I have been arguing for the ways that we are not free in a libertarian sense, i.e., our actions are not “undetermined” by forces outside our fundamental control. We are [Read More…]

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“What Are You?”

ZJ at ZJemptv is of ambiguous sex and gender and so frequently gets bluntly and rudely asked, “What are you?” ┬áHere’s ZJ terrific reply: Your Thoughts? [Read more…]

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Disorderly Genius: How Chaos Drives The Brain

A really fascinating video: For more read the New Scientist article here and also take a listen to the last fascinating third of this episode of Radiolab on stochasticity. Your Thoughts? [Read more…]

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Dennett On Evolution

This is a terrific video in which Dennett and Dawkins get further into the weeds discussing the dynamics of evolution, responsibility, how you can make living things out of dead stuff and conscious ones out of unconscious ones, the wonder of natural processes, the idea that we have souls—but they’re made of neurons, and many [Read More…]

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