Category Archives: Ideas

Scientific attitude

It seems to me that even more than what you are researching, it depends upon what you think the scientific attitude is. To me, the scientific attitude is one of eternal questioning, and eternal reliance on the evidence of experience … Continue reading

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Quora – Source of variation

What causes variations among individuals of the same species? Get a modern text book on biochemistry, and another on computational theory, and start reading. There seem to be an infinite class of possible causes of variations, chemical, behavioural, environmental, in … Continue reading

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ANG Freedom

May 20- May 27 ’18 ~QofDay~ Freedom What is “freedom”? Are animals freer than humans? The question “what is freedom” is one of the most profound questions I have approached. In approaching a topic this complex, it is often useful … Continue reading

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Some more of my thoughts on the nature of Free Will

This is just getting rediculous. It really is complex. Perhaps if we ignore the mechanisms, and just look at the higher level concepts for a bit, it may help. What can freedom mean? Biology tells us that we are very … Continue reading

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Free will continues – still no shared understanding

Trick and I continue the free will debate NO Trick It really is far deeper than that. It really does go deeply to the nature of interaction, the ability of systems to influence, rather than to be seen as hard … Continue reading

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Thoughts driving home from meeting Richard Dawkins in Christchurch

Attended Richard Dawkins event in Christchurch, and had a short conversation with him at the meet and greet afterwards These are transcriptions from 3 recordings made driving home Saturday morning, listening to a lecture on the development of Greek philosophical … Continue reading

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Qora – shocking proof

Quora – Shocking proof What scientific theory do you think will be proven wrong and shock the scientific world? Or what new scientific theory will shock us all? For me, the implicit assumptions behind the question are themselves disproved. In … Continue reading

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