Saturday, January 01, 2011

Free Will - the Argument for Alcohol

Reading this article got me thinking.

Some scientists - like Sam Harris in his new book, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values - are arguing against the existence of free will or what they call causality.
He [Sam Harris] cited experiments in which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) "predicts" that a subject is going to do something—on the basis of activity in the subject's brain—up to 10 seconds before the subject consciously decides to do it.
I say put that same person into the MRI with 10 beers in them and then see how predictable they are. Not so much I'd guess.

Alcohol - it gives you free will! What better argument for drinking could you make?

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