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Split brains and causation

There’s gotta be a reason. You can’t have an event pass by you without knowing why, right? Right.

“Well, you know, the weather made it hurt.  557 more words


Evidence-Based or Person-Centered? An Ontological Debate

In a recent paper published in European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, I argue that the choice between EBM and person centered healthcare is a choice between conflicting ontologies, involving two very different notions of causation. 383 more words


Correlation, Causation and Confusion

(Although this article discusses correlation and causation in terms of medical research, it can also be used for the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming, since we often hear these two words bandied about whenever the topic arises. 406 more words

Anagnorisis -- Ignorance To Knowledge

On Necessity, Freedom of Will and Nihilism

The deeper we see, the more we are able to comprehend the innumerable number of forces affecting our success or failure, the lesser we will be able to owe it to our own abilities or to the lack of them. 1,287 more words



S v SEEMELA 2016 (2) SACR 125 (SCA)

Evidence — Admissibility — Hearsay evidence — Admissibility of in terms of s 3 of Law of Evidence Amendment Act 45 of 1988 — Person to whom statement made not called as witness, and written statement, without more, produced in evidence — Evidence in such circumstances inadmissible. 770 more words


Swift & Ors v Fred Olsen Cruise Lines [2016] EWCA Civ 785 - Food Poisoning, Athens Convention, Causation

This case comment is by Alex Carington of 12 King’s Bench Walk.

The case is a rare example of the Court of Appeal considering proper approaches to assessment of evidence, breach of duty and causation in the context of an outbreak of illness on a cruise ship. 1,337 more words