Tag Archives: free will

Let’s rethink god. Without the monk-ish superstition.

I reject the existence of an all-powerful and all-knowing god if it means abandoning human free will. But does rejecting the god of supernatural theism require the rejection of the reality of god in its entirety? No. But it does require a different understanding of the reality of god and the characteristics of omnipotence and omniscience.

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NOMA: The religion and science debate, part 3

It isn’t that science plays doesn't role in supplying evidence relevant to undecidable propositions. For example, science can lay out the mechanics of the human brain systems that contribute to our making moral judgments (at least two are currently identified, one running off rational assessment circuitry, and another more snap judgment system riffing off our emotional amygdala network).

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Is it moral to remote control insects?

A group of researchers from North Carolina State University have wired electronics to cockroaches and controlled them remotely from a Microsoft video game console. Using the joystick, scientists were able to move the insects left, right, or straight ahead.

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