Thursday, September 10, 2009

Are you a Possibilian?

source: via Today, Radio 4 highlights comments

Are you a Possibilian? Hear neuroscientist Prof. David Eagleman talk on URadio 4 Today programme (iPlayer). Skip to 2 hours 22mins 22seconds. Sum is his book of literary fiction. Its supposed to be funny. All stories are equally improbable. Science proceeds by evaluating different stories. If you are born in the USA you are more likely to love Christianity, if in Tel Aviv Judaism. Explore the vast possibilities going on out there. Stories are mutually exclusive. Dont be dogmatic. I have no idea what happens afterlife. Compare atheism v religion. Both can be dogmatic - Eagleman is a possibilian. Facebook groups have turned up on Possibilianism.

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