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A couple of weeks ago I heard Brian Greene state there is no scientific basis for free will. It was a powerful statement because he made it quite categorically and tersely. And it really jolted me into thinking about this longstanding philosophical problem that I hadn’t really spent much time…

The traditional debate about free will us that of a supreme being versus ourselves which Is not addressed in this post. It is not concerned with predetermined paths of action as you surmise but wether our actions are determined by a supernatural being outside our control. St Augustine the medieval times wrote about it in arguing the nature of God being malevolent and strong or benevolent and weak. The interpretation he drew was that God was benevolent and strong since we had free will to exercise choices of sin or righteousness but he himself saw the flaw in this thinking that God himself had set limits on this free will by nature itself not allowing us literal flight from temptation which is analogous to the point of having only mint tea as a limiting factor to your free will.

For @NYDreamMD

Ok first off, I googled your name and an Anesthesiologist in New york came up but no matters anyway, I suppose you were a podiatrist and that is what DPM stands for.

What you wrote about offshore IMG’s is particularly correct as I have some friends who have finished from some of those schools. I still think our foreign training is better as you yourself described these schools as money making ventures. I wonder the patient load they see even on their US clinical rotations?

There was so much information you gave me and it is just 5 am now, so I can’t remember some of the responses I had before coming on here, but I would definitely love to keep in touch with you and btw I am actually targeting being part of the slave labor pool of internal medicine, pysch, pediatrics or family medicine. Wish me luck


Glowing Brain with Floating Colours from X-Ray Visions: Drawings and Prints from an Artist Residency at the NYU School of Medicine by Laura Ferguson.

The art here is inspired by the artist’s own experiences with a lifetime of x-rays. Feeling disconnected with those radiographs of herself, that they “belonged more to [her] doctors than [herself],” she set about creating these pieces. The piece is meant to bridge a connection with our inner spaces.