Oh dear, Susan Blackwood didn't go down well. I've got two of them at me now
The first says I should read THIS
damning critique of her work.
The second refers to something she found online, apparently first hit on google, so she says. She quotes the following:
Susan Blackmore: The Myth of Free Will
Broadcast on BBC Radio 3
Sunday 02 November 2008 20:20
I met Susan Blackmore at a conference on Opioid:: Drugs and Consciousness in Bath, England. She's a maverick insofar as she admits cannabis use and was filmed for TV taking a [mild it seemed!] dose of ketamine. However, she is the archetypal academic rationalist and reductionist. Scientism abounds here but see what you think.
Leading brain scientist, TV presenter and best-selling author Susan Blackmore explores The Myth Of Free Will in front of a Liverpool audience.
Are the choices we make really free? Many scientists now believe that there can be no such thing as "free will" - our genes, our inheritance and our biology are in control.
Many scientists now believe that there can be no such thing as "free will" and our genes, biology and inheritance have complete control. Blackmore argues that this doesn't matter; we can live a moral and meaningful life without it.
Also includes a panel discussion from Matthew Sweet, Phil Davis, Jonathan Sawday and Bidisha.
Presenter/Susan Blackmore, Producer/James Cook"
We must surely be able to come up with something sensible to counter this? The "he's as susceptible to being fooled by his own brain as anyone else" argument has gone down like the proverbial lead balloon. He "should know better", apparently, which is what I fully expected them to say.