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Comment 10 by Agrajag :

Comment 8 by Steve Zara

I am often accused of attempting to reduce the ineffable beauty of human experience down to ‘just’ a bunch of chemical reactions.

I know the feeling. How do we get around this?

This is how I do it: "You simply don't appreciate how amazing those chemical reactions are." I'm sure there are better answers, or will be in the near future. Steve

Yes, you have to question their use of the word "just." This is what Shelley Kagan did in a debate/discussion with WLC (it's on youtube), when he questioned WLC use of the word "just" to describe human brains. I'm paraphrasing here, but:

Well, you're talking about brains that make it capable for us to fall in love, and write novels and do calculus. I don't know how you can use the word "just" to describe that.

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:24:31 UTC | #881502