Posted: Aug 03, 2019 6:42 am
by ughaibu
GrahamH wrote:There is no reason to suppose that human behaviour is uniquely and independently entailed by initial conditions and laws.
What the fuck does this mean?

Again: At time zero, by assumption, all future actions of human beings are mathematically entailed by laws of chemistry/physics. This means that all facts about what any human being will be doing at time one are mathematically entailed by laws of chemistry/physics at time zero, and all facts about what any human being will be doing at time two are mathematically entailed by laws of chemistry/physics at both times zero and time one, and all facts about what any human being will be doing at time three are mathematically entailed by laws of chemistry/physics at all times zero, one and two, etc. Do you understand this?

GrahamH wrote:it is entailed by what happens at all previous times.
Obviously, this is explicitly stated in the argument.
GrahamH wrote:You can't vary events at time 2 if they are entailed by prior events.
Obviously, this is explicitly stated in the argument.
GrahamH wrote:That would be supernatural intervention.
And it doesn't happen, anywhere in the argument.

How in the absolute living ultra fuck can you still not understand this? And your inability to understand this isn't a feature of the argument, it is a feature of you. So it doesn't constitute an objection.