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#202 May 17 2011 at 6:56 PM Rating: Good
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Kachi wrote:
@Nilatai; Didn't you say there were some new findings (or was that someone else)? I'm intimately familiar with determinism, but I was wondering what "new" findings there could be.
It was me, I was mistaken.

Kachi wrote:
Nilatai wrote:
Kavekk wrote:
Nilatai wrote:
Kavekk wrote:
The New Scientist isn't what I'd call a reputable scientific publication.
Do you mean what that says? Or do you just mean "it's not a peer reviewed journal"?


The former.
I see. What makes you say so, just curious.


Not being familiar with it myself, I know there was at least an article on the book What Darwin Got Wrong, which as near as I can tell is a complete piece of crap. It seems like the kind of publication that is made primarily to be interesting (or let's say "thought-provoking") rather than strictly reliable as a source of information.

That was more of a review, iirc. It's fairly reliable most of the time, but as it isn't exactly peer review it usually just makes an interesting start point. At least, that's why I was allowed to cite it in my dissertation last year.
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#203 May 17 2011 at 7:02 PM Rating: Good
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This thread is the most excitement this place as seen in awhile!
You fuckers should be rating me UP for all this action!

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#204 May 17 2011 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
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LeWoVoc wrote:
Nilatai wrote:
Kavekk wrote:
The New Scientist isn't what I'd call a reputable scientific publication.
Do you mean what that says? Or do you just mean "it's not a peer reviewed journal"?
It does tend to draw far more conclusions from data than are actually there at times. Besides, determinism doesn't exactly rule out free will. Check out Dennett's lecture here.


I'm half an hour in and he has yet to make an actual argument for free will. Before I die of boredom, please tell me that he doesn't just talk about the decision-making process and make a semantic argument for this process being free will, and therefor compatible with determinism, because if I have to watch another hour just to hear a correction of common misconceptions about determinism without any actual conceptual challenges to determinism v. free will, all the free will in the world won't stop me from hunting this man down and killing him.
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#205 May 18 2011 at 6:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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#206 May 21 2011 at 6:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hi Kelvy. Good to know you're not dead :)

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