On 3/9/2013 4:10 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
On Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:00:17 PM UTC-5, Brent wrote:
On 3/9/2013 2:36 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
"Determinism is the philosophical idea that every event or state of affairs,
including every human decision and action, is the inevitable and necessary
consequence of antecedent states of affairs. " -
Including hearing the shout "Stop!" Note that it doesn't say "antecedent
brain ten seconds earlier".
In a deterministic universe, why would the event of someone shouting at a thief have
more of an effect than someone shouting at a rock?
Because the deterministic mechanisms of the thief are more sensitive to outside effects -
like shouted words.
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