All Blog Posts Tagged 'emergent' (2)

Emergent Properties of the Human Brain

This post revisits arguments related to free will and complexity theory. I've recently been focused on newer arguments for self-determinism (a compatibilist explanation of free will) but an interview of Daniel Dennett, by CFI, has prompted me to revisit "emergent properties". If you're not familiar with my explanation for self-determinism, please consult my web page at AtheistExile.com for several posts on the topic.

The basic premise of hard…

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Added by Atheist Exile on December 29, 2011 at 3:30am — 12 Comments

Taking on Libby (libertarian) bullshit: The Market Will Take Care of It

You know of those religious people who say “God will provide”, the Libby equivalent to that is “the market will take care of it”. While Libbies do not apply it to everything they do apply it to the economy, job markets, etc.



The market does not take care of things, it doesn’t even take care of it self much of the time. What is dose and doesn’t do depends on the many variables (supply, demand, how much money people have, how much people are wiling to spend, how many people there are,… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

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