Saturday, January 06, 2007

Free Will!

Are you interested in reading something secular about the enduring problem of free will? Check out this New York Times article (click link on title).

SCIENCE (January 2, 2007)
Free Will: Now You Have It, Now You Don’t


Experiments suggest that the conscious choice is an illusion, but some
philosophers and physicists choose to disagree.
BTW: Toward the end of the article the author quotes Dr. Libet who in turn quotes the writer Issac Bashevis Singer. The quote by Bashevis is profound in its own right but I have more fun with his following quote.

We have to believe in free will. We have no choice.”

enjoy, ron


Anonymous said...

"Grand Illusion" by Styx began to play (in my head) as I read this article- are you sure this article wasn't ghost authored by Dennis DeYoung?!

Relates well to your current series- 1 Cor 2:14ff

Anonymous said...

I think this guy is doing a lot of talking, but not saying much.

Mechelle F

revdrron said...

Thanks for the comment Mechelle. As you may know free will in the context of biblical information has long been an issue among Christians as well as philosophers (and more recently, scientists). enjoy, revdrron

Dear anonymous.. I have to admit when you referenced Dennis DeYoung I was lost. After reading the lyrics to “Grand Illusion” however, I question whether DeYoung himself may be in need of a ghost author (or more). enjoy, revdrron