From: Glenn Bradford (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Dec 19 2002 - 06:13:08 GMT
"Erin N." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>I didn't like "linear causality" because it was making
>>>it sound like I was describing some special kind of
>>But that's the impression you left when you wrote:
>>'In other words "acausal" is causal, except when it's A -B causal.'
>Where did I say that? The only thing I could find that may have
>led to that interpretation to that is "Acausal there is a connection,
>relationsip but its not A -B causality."
Oops, you're right. That was my rephrasing. I mis-read the old posts
and attributed that to you. Sorry. The rephrasing was based on these
two statements of yours (but please double-check :)):
"Well I put it as acausal because something way
out there in the universe is supposedly affecting
my behavior. Acausality is not the opposite of causality.
"Acausal there is a connection, relationsip but its not A -B
'In other words "acausal" is causal, except when it's A -B causal.'
>>In your next mail I got the impression that AB meant linear. You
>>said something confusing about dropping the AB and there's no
>>difference, but this didn't make sense to me, as your sentence
>>would now say:
>>'In other words "acausal" is causal, except when it's causal.'
>I don't know where I wrote this sentence so
>I can't help ya.
>I put this quote to show you why I described the
>relationship seemed to linear.
>If that word is odd to you I wanted to see if
>you had a problem with this quote.
And who is the *author* of this quote?
>>>"Causality is defined very loosely, as a 'chain of cause and effect.' This
>>>means a series of links, in which each one is firmly locked into its two
>>>neighbors so that the whole chanin is able to stretch out indefinitely in
>>>directions. In this way, every event in the universe is causally linked to
>>>event that comes before it and to one that comes after. There can be no room
>>>in this 'creation' for free will, creativity, or synchronicity.
>>>This, of course, does not describe causality sufficiently because a single
>>>event can be at the junction of many interlinked "chains" of causes which
>>>act upon the result, or a single event can branch out into many "chains" and
>>>be at the root of many later and varied events. But, for the present
>>>the idea of causality is that one thing leads to another and another and so
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