Fine-Tuning, Free Will — Now We’ve Got Two Challenges for Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder
She acknowledges that she is speaking from outside one relevant field. Can you really use physics to deny free will while ignoring neuroscience?
Jerry Coyne on Our “Divinity Sense Organs”
Sir David Attenborough, an agnostic, invokes a rather nice metaphor about a termite mound.
Egnor: How to Test Materialist Theories of Mind
A premise here is that abstract thought is a unique human endowment, so our colleague Wesley Smith will also find this of interest as a scientific test of human exceptionalism.
Dr. Egnor on Free Will and the “Alien Hand”
A reader asked whether this disproves the unity and freedom of the will. It appears that the patient wills two things simultaneously: getting dressed and getting undressed.
Michael Egnor on Animal Generosity
The failure to understand the gulf that separates humans from animals, and humans from machines, is a source of confusion to rival almost any other.