Monday, May 31, 2010

It's Come To This

You just gotta have faith!

But others pretend not to understand the point. An advanced degree can do that to you.

1 comment:

IlĂ­on said...

"It is even worse. The man could not choose otherwise, so we should not judge him. But we who judge him must judge him, in accordance with our physiology, which has arisen as a consequence of our unique developmental experiences, which occurred within our particular cultural environment in interaction with our particular genotype. Not only that, the writer had to question whether we should judge him, and the editors of Scientific American had to publish his paper, and I had to write about it, and you had to read about it.

After all is said and done what does science say? There is no free will, but don't stop believing. The incongruity of such a position is mind boggling.

Basil's Car ... and Justice

"Of all the things with which you could fill in the blank: Without God there is no [blank], one of the hardest things for atheists to address is free will.

Morality? Altruism? Evolved, evolved, next question?

Free will?


What we call "free will" (as, for instance, when we speak of "possessing free will") is a logical prerequisite of the capacity to reason.

Without God, there is no reason