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November 22nd, 2017

Stanley Krippner is a Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University.

I caught up with Stanley in Vienna in October. We sat down to talk about free will, the definition of different entities and their influence on humanity, the nature of life in the universe and how to find meaning in an increasingly unpredictable world. 

Free will
http://www.iep.utm.edu/freewill/

Benjamin Libet's free will experiments
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150806-why-your-intuitions-about-the-brain-are-wrong

Freud's determinism
https://www.simplypsychology.org/freewill-determinism.html

DNA identical twin study
https://www.news-medical.net/news/2005/07/26/12038.aspx

William James
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/james/

Corporate entity
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/corporation.asp

Gregory Bateson and the pattern that connects
http://www.wildculture.com/article/pattern-connects-gregory-bateson-and-ecology-mind/1213

Entropy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entropy

Second law of thermodynamics
https://www.livescience.com/50941-second-law-thermodynamics.html

CORRECTIONS:

The Twinkie Defense case was more to do with depression than direct causation of twinkies/sugar in the defendents diet. 
https://www.snopes.com/legal/twinkie.asp

Recorded in Vienna, Austria and Orange, Australia
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