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Thursday, May 6

 
 
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Woods, 8:50

 
 

I start the morning with a thirty minute walk, during which I listen to Robert Sapolsky talk about his time alone with a tribe of baboons. He then talked about his utter disbelief in free will, or anything like it: arguing that people consist only of biological impulses that have been inherited or acquired without any intervention by mind.

This struck me as both interesting and relevant to my own current research. I decided that I should work out precisely why and how I disagree with his conclusions. If indeed it turns out that I do.

As I approach the house I pass some trees intent on budding as quickly as possible. In a week or so these will have turned into leaves and flowers.

Perhaps I should check this in a week or so.