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An American neuroscientist claims that the key to free will lies in how neurons can rewire each other. blackham

Is free will a scientific problem?

An American neuroscientist claims to have solved the problem of free will. Peter Tse, who works at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, says that the key to free will lies in how neurons can rewire each…
Our actions may be fully caused and determined by events that precede our very existence, but not all causes are alike. Josef Grunig/Flickr

Search for free will pits scientists against philosophers

For most of the last couple of centuries, philosophers have had the question of free will largely to themselves (prior to that date, the distinction between philosophy and the natural sciences was less…
The capacity to make choices that promote our ends is dependent on a supportive environment. AAP

How pokies pre-commitment puts you back in charge

The debate over the use of mandatory pre-commitment technology in poker machines is the latest front in an ongoing war that pits advocates of personal responsibility against people motivated by concerns…
Is there room for “intelligible” design in the science versus religion debate?

A complex God: why science and religion can co-exist

Science and religion are often cast as opponents in a battle for human hearts and minds. But far from the silo of strict creationism and the fundamentalist view that evolution simply didn’t happen lies…

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