On 18.06.2012 16:39 John Clark said the following:
On Sun, Jun 17, 2012  Evgenii Rudnyi<use...@rudnyi.ru>  wrote:

But then why to talk that every event has a cause?

I don't know what you're talking about. I never said everything had
a cause, in fact I have a strong hunch that some things happen for no
cause but I could be wrong about that. However I am most certainly
NOT wrong when I say that everything happens for a cause OR
everything does not happen for a cause; thus I am also not wrong when
I say that the "free will" noise is no more meaningful the the "burp"

The question would be how to define what 'cause' is. According to Collingwood, it is an anthropocentric as well as anthropomorphic idea. I should confess that I have never thought this way before.

Do you have a good definition of 'cause'?

I believe that in discussion on free will this is mentioned pretty

I know, I've done most of the discussing.

Why not to forget about this?

I don't understand the question. I don't even understand exactly
what "this" refers to.

I have meant that when we talk about physics we could drop the term cause at all. Why do we need it in physics?


By the way, I believe that in Grand Design, Hawkins is talking
about cause and effect.

I know, I've read it.

John K Clark

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