"I think you're making a mutual division where one doesn't exist. I can't see where experience and truth are mutually exclusive. Of course, there's different ways to divide the pie re: truth, but for science to be what…"
"Many of our experiences are flat-out wrong, as I've said elsewhere. That's why we study and test this stuff. You're trying to use free will as an argument for other things, though. That requires a demonstration, not…"
"Many of our experiences are completely illusory. The mind does screwed up things, sometimes. Strangely, I put more weight on experimental science than I do on the way people perceive things to be, instinctively, since our instincts and…"
"I define free will as the experience of being able to initiate changes in the world that would not come about if everything about me functioned according to today's physics. My experience of having free will is logically prior to my knowledge…"
"I experience I have free will. That's my choice. You choose to regard yourself as determined. Fine. I see no problem with that. I don't have to persuade you against your will, anyway I see no way to resolve the issue.. We are free to…"
"I worked for twenty years with dysfunctional families and troubled children. It didn't take very long to realize that individuals with foolish, stupid, irrational, dyslogic (my term) thinking have few rational ideas why they think and act as…"
"Demonstrate that we have free will, don't assert it. I deny that we have the libertarian free will that theists tend to believe in, as almost all atheists and some theists deny, as well. What evidence do you have that demonstrates…"
"The examples you give, in a car, would correspond to repairing what goes wrong. But how, in the same terms, could you account for someone driving on a certain day to Albany to see a friend? What evolutionary psychology can't account for is our…"
"I read a study about altruism showing that people were more likely to be altruistic if others were watching. So, there is a social dynamic operating in "just doing the right thing," as well as one operating (as you observed) in simply…"