Daily Archives: 07/09/2011

Randomness, creativity and free will

Just a very quick addendum to a previous post. If freedom and creativity are related to randomness, as some views of libertarianism would have it, and particularly those theistic evolutionists wedded to Open Theism, then it follows that the most free and creative people are those least constrained in their thinking… that is, the insane. The same, I guess, would be true of God if that were the nature of his own freedom. It was said by a friend of Syd Barrett that when at his most mentally unwell he would lie on his back staring at the ceiling all day – the putative explanation being that since this left every possibility … Continue reading

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