11. Question Home: Are we Free?
InDeterminism and Their Implications
Is Behavior Determined,
or are we Free?
Genes and Original
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12. Neuroscience Topic: Is Behavior Determined, or are we Free?
which seems to imply
determinism . Therefore, it is important in theological discussions
to distinguish between reductive and nonreductive versions of
physicalism. To see the difference, consider a recent finding
by V.S. Ramachandran at
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13. Divine Action Topic: Murphy, Nancey. Supervenience and the Nonreducibi...
Immanuel Kant .
Still, the determinism of the laws of physics has raised problems for human
behavior. Materialists like Hobbes have simply accepted determinism, while
dualists such as Descartes have sought to avoid it, but in its place
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14. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Book Section: Full Book Table of Contents
and explanation - 1.17 Determinism,
inDeterminism and their implications - 1.18 Developing theology
in the light of science - 1.18.1 The interdependence of different
aspects of a model - 1.19 Three attributes of models of God,
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15. Divine Action Topic: Tracy, Thomas F. Creation, Providence, and Quantu...
nonlocal hidden-variable determinism,
many-worlds determinism, and so on. While it is legitimate, even unavoidable,
to prefer one of these on theological grounds, we should stress that others are
available and their theological use in each case
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16. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: God of the Gaps
universe of Laplace (see Determinism,
inDeterminism and their implications ) , but in one in which it is not even
theoretically possible to predict in minute detail what will happen next.
In order to proceed with our investigation
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17. Physics Topic: General Relativity
assumes causal determinism : the present state determines the
future state completely with no room for intrinsic chance (as
in quantum physics ). Thus it is philosophically classical regarding
determinism / mechanism, but relativistic
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18. Intro Topic: Genes and Sin
the notion of genetic determinism raises serious
theological questions, because if our behavior is largely determined by our
genes then what becomes of the idea of free will - the notion that we have a
choice about how we act? If we don't
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19. Technology Topic: Recommended Reading
Ted, Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human
London and New York: Routledge, rev. ed. 2003.
Peterson, Gregory, Minding God:
Theology and the Cognitive Sciences. Minneapolis MN: Fortress Press, 2003.
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20. General Term: Classical Mechanics
ontological indeterminism; indeed the ubiquitous role of the Gaussian
distribution (the bell curve) in classical science underscores this fact.
As Murphy depicts it, the combination of determinism in physics, epistemic
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