Monthly Archives: December 2017

Free Will – once again – a problem with Trick’s postulate

Common Intuitions about Free Will (and how it needs to be defined) Hi Trick, If the universe were deterministic in the hard sense, then you would be correct in your deductions. But that does not appear to be the case. … Continue reading

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Unabashed Optimist

Unabashedly Optimistic Optimist or pessimist – which side of the coin do you fall on? Hi Laurie, I’d say I’m on the optimistic end of the spectrum most of the time, and that doesn’t mean that I ignore any of … Continue reading

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Evonomics – von Hayek

How Hayek’s Evolutionary Theory Disproves His Politics While I agree that Hayek had some profound insights, and that the information aspect is important, and the complex adaptive systems aspects are important, and that Fred raises two good points, I still … Continue reading

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Free Will – Trick’s Graphic

Free Will Continued A response to Trick’s graphic If you have read much of my writing, you will know that it seems very likely to me that we live in a universe that has both lawful and random aspects, and … Continue reading

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First Principles

First Principles ‘It cannot be when the root is neglected that what should spring from it will be well ordered.’ Bruce Lee The vast majority of the game of life is played internally. This can be perceived quite easily if … Continue reading

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Free Will again – updated 21 Dec

A Response to a Blog: This Atheist Believes in Free Will Trick Slattery’s Blog has a 500 char limit that I only encountered after writing 10,600 characters – so my response is here, and only a link to it there … Continue reading

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Tragedy of Man

TRAGEDY OF MAN EVERYTHING HAS BEEN FIGURED OUT EXCEPT HOW TO LIVE. Yes – to a degree, and without reference to the sickness of the social structures within which they exist there is a lack of balance. Yes – we … Continue reading

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