IntroductionCan you write something about guns in the US of A without pissing off a large portion of your audience? Not likely. But let me try to propose a policy that has elements that both sides might endorse (excluding the most extreme ends of the spectrum).A little auto-biographyAs a Canadian born to pacifist parents, the […]
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Introduction and ContextThe debate over the degree to which we have control (if any at all) over our actions is one of the longest debated topics in philosophy and there isn’t much reason to think it will end any time soon. The debate is known as the freewill-determinism debate.Before proceeding lets quickly define some of […]
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Notes and Thoughts on Arguments Concerning Scientific RealismSummarizing quote: “The rigour of science requires that we distinguish well the undraped figure of nature itself from the gay-coloured (heh!heh!he said “gay”) vesture with which we clothe it at our pleasure.”–Heinrich Hertz quoted by Ludwig Boltzmann, in turn quoted by Van Fraassen, in turn quoted by me.PreambleIn […]
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The Vaccine Debates Part 2: With Whom Is the Debate? Intro As I’ve been looking more into the vaccination “debate” (I’m using quotes because amongst scientists and physicians there is no debate) I’ve discovered a wealth of literature. Because I am far from an expert in biochemistry I will not discuss the individual […]
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