A professor of mine, with whom I habitually disagree (much to his pretended ‘chagrin’ and our mutual amusement), has argued previously, and again recently, that even if indeterminism were true at the micro-level, for instance at the level of quantum mechanics, that would do nothing to make macro-determinism infeasible, where macro-determinism means something like: for every macro-physical event E, either (i) there is always exactly one macro-physical event E* from which E followed deterministically, or at least (ii) E, if it is not preceded by any physical events, deterministically entails all proceeding macro-physical events. 3,164 more words
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A correlation exists between people’s desire to punish and their belief in free will, according to this report. Countries with the highest homicide rates also tend to have larger percentages of their populations who respond in the affirmative to survey questions about having control over one’s behavior and circumstance. 377 more words
Do you remember Jeff Goldblum as the enigmatic Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park and the Lost World? He had all the best lines in the first movie and was the star of the third. 450 more words
Annex Theatre sent me some questions regarding Chaos Theory – a play seeking order. Here’s some of the endearing snark I served up.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. 617 more words