Robert Wright interviews Daniel Dennett on the nature of free will


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Watch two militant atheists barbarically thrash it out in this post-apocalyptic interview from beyond the thunderdome. This interview has everything you'd expect from militant atheists going at it with each other: blood, violence, death, ass-less chaps, gay monkey on wolverine sex, abortion sacrifices to a godless universe, Panda rape, and an appearance by Tom Jones.

http://meaningoflife.tv/video.php?speaker=dennett&topic=freewill

OK, so maybe militant atheists aren't as militant as all the militant theists make them out to be.

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  1. bdrasin


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    1   5:52pm Wed 2 May 2012   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Booooooring! From the description I was quite looking forward to it and it turned out to be two academics discussing metaphysics...
    what time does the panda rape happen so I can fast forward?

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    According to Rush, trees have free will.

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    Dan8267 says

    According to Rush, trees have free will.

    touché

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    I have not had a chance to watch the video yet, but an episode of Radio Lab discussed "Loops" one of which was transient global amnesia.
    http://www.radiolab.org/2011/oct/04/

    Transient global amnesia disrupts short-term memory, but leaves the person's consciousness more-or-less intact and it wears of over time.

    The funny thing is that people remember only what happened a minute or so in the past. As a result they often have the exact same responses to their surroundings. They get caught in these loops where they will have the exact same minute or two long conversation over and over for hours. It is as if the choices they make are more influenced by external stimuli than some internal free will.

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