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by Johnnnnn
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: elevator to the stars
Replies: 15
Views: 5204

elevator to the stars

Japan hopes to turn sci-fi into reality with elevator to the stars
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 799369.ece
by Johnnnnn
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Do we have Free Will/Conscious Control of Our Actions?
Replies: 249
Views: 52972

A person's decision making is determined by the cognitive processes within the brain. The decision making processes within the brain would probably take in account a number of different factors, such as past experiences, current situation, and the expected future outcome. The brain and the structure...
by Johnnnnn
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Jared Diamond
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

Jared Diamond

I've come across references to this guy in a number of books. I found this lecture interesting enough. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc4bXIg8JDk Jared Diamond is the author of "Guns, Germs and Steel" and the current New York Times' best selling "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed." T...
by Johnnnnn
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Bryan Magee discussions on philosophy
Replies: 27
Views: 9490

FXR wrote:You've only got to wander over to IrishCatholic.ie for that.... :lol:
Personally, I could not care less about that sort of thing.
by Johnnnnn
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Susan Blackmore: Memes and "temes"
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

From just looking at some of Dawkins books, it's clear he thinks very highly of her. In "Unweaving the rainbow", he states, I have been privileged to see an advance draft of her book, The Meme Machine . In "The Ancestor's Tale", he states, The psychologist Susan Blackmore, in her audacious book The ...
by Johnnnnn
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Bryan Magee discussions on philosophy
Replies: 27
Views: 9490

Speak for yourself.
by Johnnnnn
Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: Susan Blackmore: Memes and "temes"
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

Susan Blackmore: Memes and "temes"

Memes are a bit abstract, but hay, so are complex numbers. Very useful concept none the less. I heard of Susan Blackmore before, but this is the first presentation I have seen of her. Interesting presentation. Susan Blackmore: Memes and "temes" http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/susan_blackmore_on_m...
by Johnnnnn
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Bryan Magee discussions on philosophy
Replies: 27
Views: 9490

A lot of philosophy is a load of bollocks. Advances in science have answered and solved a lot of the questions that once would have been considered as philosophical questions. An example of this would be the atomic hypothesis that all things are made of atoms. Greek philosophers came up with this id...
by Johnnnnn
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: John Searle: Beyond Dualism
Replies: 0
Views: 1834

John Searle: Beyond Dualism

Interesting discussion by John Searle

John Searle: Beyond Dualism

Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 | Pt. 4 | Pt. 5 | Pt. 6 | Pt. 7
by Johnnnnn
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Bryan Magee discussions on philosophy
Replies: 27
Views: 9490

Bryan Magee discussions on philosophy

Bryan Magee discussions on philosophy John Searle on the Philosophy of Language: Section 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOlJZabio3g John Searle on Ludwig Wittgenstein: Section 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrmPq8pzG9Q Anthony Quinton on Ludwig Wittgenstein: Section 1 http://www.youtube.com/watc...