Atheist Exile's Blog – October 2010 Archive (2)

Watch Goddard team building the James Webb Space Telescope

Michio Kaku, on Big Think, has posted an entry about the satellite that will serve as Hubble's replacement once it's launched in 2014 on top of an Ariane 5 rocket.



Here's a teaser from that Big Think article:



The main problem with the James Webb Space Telescope is that is going to be over 900,000 miles from Earth, so if it breaks we cannot just send a team…
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Added by Atheist Exile on October 2, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Free Will: Redux

Many great minds, through the centuries, have tried, without success, to solve the free will versus determinism controversy. I believe this controversy has persisted because it is a false dichotomy stemming from the assumption that free will must be independent of, or opposed to, causality. As I'll try to explain, free will is produced when human intelligence interacts with the world around us (causality). There is no conflict between free will and causality/determinism. No dualism. It's… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on October 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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