Religion, a belief in spirits beyond this world, doesn’t address directly free will. Some religions actively promote a belief in free will; others actively deny free will. Science, a belief that every event in the world is ultimately explainable, denies free will. Humanism is a free will mid-way position. Explanations are available but they can…
Supernatural, belief in existence beyond the observable world, is critical to belief in God. Natural, belief that all beings and events in the world are completely explainable by measurable facts of the world. Humanism, belief that humans have free will which allows them to start new paths of events.
It’s possible, mathematically, for a teacher who performs better each year to be worse overall! Isn’t that astounding?
Notes on visit to National Air and Space Museum at Dulles
I knew that ‘Principles of Psychology’ by William James was an important book in psychology. He takes philosophical ideas about mentality and transitions them into psychological ideas that can be tested. Since I often see disputes that hinge on the difference between philosophic vs. scientific approaches, I thought it worth noting how one important section…
The half-life of a radioactive element is a consequence of a quantum disintegration that has statistical validity, although with the inability to say anything about an individual nucleus.
An emergent quality is seen when the fallacy of composition is examined.
There are two ways that the fallacy of composition comes into play:
Can you always find the reasons that things happen? In fact, does the web of reasons extend so far that everything that does occur it linked to everything else that occurs?
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