On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> And why did you murder your wife? the judge asked. > If I had a reason I killed my wife and the judge thought that reason indicated I was unlikely to do something like that again (I killed her because she was chasing me with a bloody ax) then the judge should set me free; if the reason I killed her indicates I would be a menace to society in the future (I killed her because I didn't like the twinkle in her eye) then the judge should not set me free. If I killed her for no reason whatsoever then I'm a extremely dangerous ticking time bomb and a few hundred amps of electricity passing through my body would improve me immeasurably in just a few minutes. > You did acknowledge that between computable and non computable there are > intermediates, but there are intermediate between computable and random, > and between self-determinism and self-indeterminism. > Yes, and the technical term for the idea that events are neither random nor deterministic is "gibberish", although some experts prefer the word "bullshit". > Coercion involves the free will, or responsibility, of other agents. Cannot comment, don't know what ASCII string "free will" means. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.