Monday, November 27, 2006

Challenge to 'Free Will' on steroids

I am an avid follower of Scott Adam's blog ... and since the begining, he has been baiting nearly everyone : but his favourites are the religious nuts and the hardcore atheists.
Two of his most controversial topics are theory of evolution and free will.
In today's post, he has added a new dimension to mucking up peoples brains : check it out here - it is a classic case of Grey Walters's tortoise (refer "The Emperor's New Mind" by Roger Penrose) - only thing is, Scott Adam's deviously uses it to argue that there is no free will :-)

I am going to follow this discussion with interest !!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting from an intellectual standpoint but I don't think answer to the question or the search for an answer actually improves a person. Therefore, it doesn't seem worth it.


11/27/2006 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Mridul said...

The search for answers to questions like this could make a person better ... depending on how sincere he/she is.

Like, Gray Walter's tortoise model can be used to simulate some pretty complex ideas ... though I never got around to implementing it : the basic idea is so simple and yet so extensible.

Ofcourse, in Scott Adams case, I guess it is baiting readers : pure and simple !

11/27/2006 07:30:00 PM  

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