Re: The Tipping Point

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 00:10:44 BST

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    Hi Joe E. Dees -

    >> Perhaps you could just indicate whether you're now prepared to accept
    >> diagonal causation.
    >No. Im willing to accept that decisions affect subsequent
    >decisions horizontally, and that neural events effect subsequent
    >neural events horizontally, but add that decisions and neural events
    >effect each other vertically, and that this is not an artifact of
    >explanatory levels, but an actual physical phenomenon.

    Which tells me, I think, that 'diagonal' is not permitted, but,
    horizontal and vertical are, like the move of knight in chess. There is
    no crow flying.

    - Wade

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