Re: The Tipping Point

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Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 18:42:39 BST

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    On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 07:10:44PM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > 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.

    Vertical isn't possible, because where one point is directly above
    another -- i.e. the lower one constitutes part of the higher one --
    they are simultaneous, whereas effect always follows cause.

    Robin Faichney
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