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Determinism

Indians' disregard for human life all too evident

Nothing will change after the inferno at a top Calcutta private hospital recently in which at least 90 people died.

Monday, 19 December, 2011, 12:00am

Lady Luck may trump the self-made man

How much is success in life due to luck, chance, or what scientists call probability?

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fruit flies glued to a wire show free will is not limited to humans, researchers argue

Is there such a thing as free will? And if so, is it what distinguishes people from animals by our ability to tell right from wrong? These weighty questions have haunted the greatest minds for centuries.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Slight differences are crucial

Your editorial of February 12 headlined, 'Biological myths exposed', asserts that a comparison of human and chimpanzee genes is likely to reveal 'the differences between man and other primates are only skin deep'.

In genetic terms there is clearly a great similarity between a man and a chimp. But the slight differences, as we all know, are crucial in human terms.

22 Feb 2001 - 12:00am