Posted: Aug 03, 2019 6:46 am
by Cito di Pense
ughaibu wrote:
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?

It means that, if you can't demonstrate it, the speculation that your desired conclusion is entailed by some half-assed misrepresentation of the laws of chemistry and physics is both arrogant and silly. Since that deterministic behavior cannot be demonstrated by observation, there is no reason to suppose it. Only a pure dichotomist will insist that the alternative is demonstrated by the fact that we cannot demonstrate the former.