On 10/03/2013, at 6:03 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > But I can't blame you - all of your responses are generated randomly or
>>> > automatically
>> But you can blame me, it doesn't matter if its random or mechanistic
>> everybody is always responsible for their actions, or at least I can see no
>> reason why they shouldn't be.
> You think people should be held responsible for random events and events
> which they were powerless to stop? Just for fun?
They are not powerless to stop them since if someone yells, "Hey, stop!" they
may stop. This is the case even though the process is still deterministic or
probabilistic. A court would not let you off if you got an expert witness in to
say that you were not responsible for your crime due to the way your brain
works. This is not because the judge does not believe the expert witness, it is
because brain physics is not relevant to the question of responsibility for a
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