Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Can an evolutionary biologist believe in purpose?

 By Zachary Ardern.. 


1 comment:

StardustyPsyche said...

See,
Agency Overdetermination
Anthropomorphization
Hyperactive Agency Detection

The human brain is highly complex with myriad processes progressing in parallel, often competing with each other.

You feel like you are talking to yourself because you are.
You feel like you are in conflict with yourself because you are.

"You" or the "I" is not a single locus, a single point, just one thing. You are a multitude.

So, one part of that multitude can follow the logical path of science.
Another part of that multitude can feel the emotion of purpose.