My last two posts have been by professional philosophers discussing the perennial question of whether or not human free will exists. (I have also published summaries of the free will/determinism question here and here.) But I thought my readers might be interested in where I stand on the issue so here goes.
My son–in–law (a superb thinker who regularly dialogues with other professional philosophers) offered these insightful follow-up comments concerning ChatGPT’s atheism. And I responded with some replies.
I read with great interest a new article “Psychologists say a good life doesn’t have to be happy, or even meaningful.” It describes recent psychological research whose basic thesis is that a good life isn’t necessarily a happy or meaningful life but is best understood as a psychologically rich life. (PRL)
Last weekend Justin Tucker kicked the longest field goal in NFL history. He also claimed that the best NFL kickers regularly kick even longer ones in practice. This got me thinking about the evolution of NFL kicking and the phenomena of resistance to change. Consider an example. I grew up in St. Louis and our … Continue reading Have Field Goal Kickers Improved?
Pandora trying to close the box that she had opened out of curiosity. At left, the evils of the world taunt her as they escape. The engraving is based on a painting by F. S. Church. Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of men.