Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id TAA14533 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Mon, 30 Apr 2001 19:39:39 +0100 Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 18:42:39 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: The Tipping Point Message-ID: <20010430184239.B642@ii01.org> References: <20010429231044.AAA24405@email@example.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.15i In-Reply-To: <20010429231044.AAA24405@firstname.lastname@example.org>; from email@example.com on Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 07:10:44PM -0400 From: Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Get your Meta-Information from http://www.ii01.org (CAUTION: contains philosophy, may cause heads to spin)
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