Daniel Dennett quote to share, on an argument in Sam Harris' book Free Will;

... he has taken on a straw man, and the straw man is beating him

From: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/reflections-on-free-will#sthash.5OqzuVcX.dpuf

Just thought that was pretty damn funny.

That's known as Strawman Has A Point (Warning: TVTropes).

0Alejandro16yThanks for the link, that was an excellent exposition and defense of compatibilism. Here is one particularly strong paragraph:

Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.