On Apr 3, 4:58 pm, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 5:07 am, 1Z <peterdjo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > > > Why not?  If the brain is deterministic then beliefs are deterministic 
> > > > and changing them
> > > > by external inputs can change performance.
>
> > > The belief is about the power to self determine though. The
> > > performance change is evidence that some change is possible.
>
> > Change is possible under determinism. In a sense.
>
> Is it though? It would require some pretty tortured reasoning I
> think.

Determinism doens't require every process to continue uninterrupted.
The interruptions
are changes.

> If I can suggest something that always makes a placebo work better
> (against other suggestions which do not), then the placebo +
> suggestion becomes medicine.

????

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