Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Bruno Marchal
On 12 Mar 2010, at 21:53, m.a. wrote: I agree with you that quantum indeterminacy doesn't affect (free) will: Quantum mechanics is local and deterministic, and explains why it seems indeterministic to the 99,...% of the observers. (3/12/2010 7:58 AM), which is why I

Re: problem of size '10

2010-03-13 Thread Stathis Papaioannou
On 12 March 2010 11:59, Brent Meeker meeke...@dslextreme.com wrote: The pathways are all intact and can spring into action if the person wakes up. There is a continuum from everything being there and ready to use immediately, to all there but parts of the system dormant, to not there at all

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread m.a.
Bruno, Thanks to your lucid explanation I begin to glimpse the beauty of comp. Please check my reasoning here. If materialism is correct, the brain can be compared to a computer which contains the programming for higher order languages (e.g. word processors, spreadsheets, paintbrush

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread L.W. Sterritt
Bruno, Would you comment on C.S.Soon et al, Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain, Nature Neuroscience, 11, 543 - 545 (2008) ? In this paper, the split second becomes 10 seconds. Sorry if this has been addressed before in this list. William On Mar 13, 2010,

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Bruno Marchal
On 13 Mar 2010, at 16:00, m.a. wrote: Bruno, Thanks to your lucid explanation I begin to glimpse the beauty of comp. Please check my reasoning here. If materialism is correct, the brain can be compared to a computer which contains the programming for higher order languages

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Bruno Marchal
Hi William, OK I found it on the net: http://www.socialbehavior.uzh.ch/teaching/semsocialneurosciencespring09/Haynes_NatNeurosci_2008_ext.pdf But my comment will consist in repeating what I am always saying about free will or free decision. The existence of free acts has nothing to do with

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread L.W. Sterritt
Bruno, Thanks for your reply. Are your papers on your web site? William On Mar 13, 2010, at 10:55 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: Hi William, OK I found it on the net: http://www.socialbehavior.uzh.ch/teaching/semsocialneurosciencespring09/Haynes_NatNeurosci_2008_ext.pdf But my comment will

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Brent Meeker
On 3/13/2010 3:37 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: On 12 Mar 2010, at 21:53, m.a. wrote: I agree with you that quantum indeterminacy doesn't affect (free) will: Quantum mechanics is local and deterministic, and explains why it seems indeterministic to the 99,...% of the observers. (3/12/2010

Re: problem of size '10

2010-03-13 Thread Brent Meeker
On 3/13/2010 6:32 AM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote: On 12 March 2010 11:59, Brent Meekermeeke...@dslextreme.com wrote: The pathways are all intact and can spring into action if the person wakes up. There is a continuum from everything being there and ready to use immediately, to all there

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Brent Meeker
On 3/13/2010 10:55 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: Hi William, OK I found it on the net: http://www.socialbehavior.uzh.ch/teaching/semsocialneurosciencespring09/Haynes_NatNeurosci_2008_ext.pdf But my comment will consist in repeating what I am always saying about free will or free decision. The

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread m.a.
Please see questions below (in bold). - Original Message - From: Bruno Marchal To: everything-list@googlegroups.com Sent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:40 PM Subject: Re: Free will: Wrong entry. On 13 Mar 2010, at 16:00, m.a. wrote: Bruno, Thanks to

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Bruno Marchal
William, On 13 Mar 2010, at 20:11, L.W. Sterritt wrote: Thanks for your reply. Are your papers on your web site? Yes. Most of them, except the first (pre-internet papers), and the lasts. The simplest in english is the one downloadable at:

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Bruno Marchal
On 13 Mar 2010, at 23:15, Brent Meeker wrote: On 3/13/2010 10:55 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: Hi William, OK I found it on the net: http://www.socialbehavior.uzh.ch/teaching/semsocialneurosciencespring09/Haynes_NatNeurosci_2008_ext.pdf But my comment will consist in repeating what I am always

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Bruno Marchal
On 14 Mar 2010, at 03:35, m.a. wrote: Please see questions below (in bold). On 13 Mar 2010, at 16:00, m.a. wrote: Bruno, Thanks to your lucid explanation I begin to glimpse the beauty of comp. Please check my reasoning here. If materialism is correct, the brain can be

Re: Free will: Wrong entry.

2010-03-13 Thread Brent Meeker
On 3/13/2010 9:17 PM, Bruno Marchal wrote: On 13 Mar 2010, at 23:15, Brent Meeker wrote: On 3/13/2010 10:55 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: Hi William, OK I found it on the net: http://www.socialbehavior.uzh.ch/teaching/semsocialneurosciencespring09/Haynes_NatNeurosci_2008_ext.pdf But my comment