Category Archives: Nature

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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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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Free Will again

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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Missed November Posting – Bird behaviour

NZ Birding – Waxeye dunking insect 30 Oct 2017 Observed an interesting behaviour this morning. We hang jars of raw sugar water under our eves for the waxeyes. They often come in for a drink. This morning I noticed one … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – foundations of mathematics

Foundations of logic – In Logical terms, which is your preferred Foundations for Mathematics/Logic? Evolution. Without it, we would not have brains capable of making mathematical abstractions. [followed by] Hi Robert, That is not as I see it. It seems … Continue reading

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Nature of Science

Nobel award for gravity waves Nature of science Science always involves hypothesis, conjecture, competing claims about properties, creation of elegant experiments to distinguish between claims; creation of ever more abstract interpretive frames within which to make some sort of model, … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – existential risk

Foundations of Logc Group – Existential Risk Stop reading if you are prone to anxiety. Shall we let the games go on? What is your approach and what game do you play on the issue of the survival of our … Continue reading

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