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Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"This doesn't follow. Again, the lack of knowledge of something doesn't imply indeterminacy. I'm trying to clean up your semantics on these terms because it's an important misunderstanding of how they are used in both philosophy…"
Tuesday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"This is why the way you define "indeterminism" is incorrect, as Bohmian mechanics is, in physics, considered an entirely deterministic interpretation of QM. Again, determinism only means that such is entirely causal, not that we can…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I know you are addressing Jonathan here, but it's good to see you understand that both determinism and indeterminism are a problem for free will. That being said: ..is an assumption of a specific Quantum interpretation (e.g. Copenhagen).…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Indeed, it's always best if you can communicate with as little jargon as possible. Personally, I sometimes use jargon but tend to clarify such words in the process of discussion. Some very long concepts and ideas are packed into certain terms,…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Personally, I'd never use the word "sophistry", as words like that are usually left to people who don't have an argument for their position or against the position they are calling "sophistry". I also don't mind…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Jonathan, It seems they miss the even greater point that indeterminism isn't their "free will" savior. Any non-caused events that might "pop" into existence obviously can't be something within the control of a…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Perhaps you should educate yourself on these matters before you make claims about them that are incorrect.  The Heisenberg uncertainty principle only applies to the measurement of momentum and position (not being able to measure both with…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"You are correct, I meant to say "indeterminism". Mistype. FIX: Uncertainty doesn't imply indeterminism - non-causality does (e.g. uncertainty due to acausality)"
Sunday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"The "full argument" for why free will is incompatible with both a deterministic as well as an indeterministic universe is a full books worth of material. Of course I'm not displaying any "full arguments" here -…"
Sunday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I agree it's very important that we educate people on these things, as there is an important and distinct difference between fatalism and defeatism, and determinism that understands that our consciousness is part of any deterministic process.…"
Sunday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I haven't read that one. SOunds interesting. :) Also, I'm not saying I know that if we rewind time that it will play out exactly...I'm saying that logically, if the universe is entirely causal (determinism), then it must play out…"
Sunday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"No, it doesn't follow that if free will is an illusion that so is determinism (that's a nonsequitur). Again, free will is logically incompatible in BOTH a deterministic universe as well as an indeterministic universe. That is why…"
Sunday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"A logical inconsistency is a logical inconsistency (e.g. a self contradiction). Free will is and must be logically incoherent. It cannot be "logical" in any analytic sense. I don't believe in any absolute knowledge in regards to…"
Sunday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"What does pointing this out have to do with the point made? Bohmian mechanics is a (deterministic) noncontextual hidden variable theory. The point is we simply don't know if the universe is deterministic or indeterministic, but free will…"
Sunday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"What I said was: "The uncertainty principle means that we can't measure both momentum and position at the same time. But depending on the quantum interpretation is could be due to indeterminism, or determinism. There is also a measurement…"
Saturday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Induction relies on causal determinism  - not the other way around."
Saturday

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At 7:09pm on March 21, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Trick          

Good to have you with us. Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

You are invited to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3800 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin 

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At 4:50pm on March 21, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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