Philosophy of Science 72 (5):663-674 (2005)

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Marcel Weber
University of Geneva
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I examine different arguments that could be used to establish indeterminism of neurological processes. Even though scenarios where single events at the molecular level make the difference in the outcome of such processes are realistic, this falls short of establishing indeterminism, because it is not clear that these molecular events are subject to quantum mechanical uncertainty. Furthermore, attempts to argue for indeterminism autonomously (i.e., independently of quantum mechanics) fail, because both deterministic and indeterministic models can account for the empirically observed behavior of ion channels
Keywords EVOLUTIONARY-THEORY   STATISTICAL CHARACTER   QUANTUM-MECHANICS   ACTION-POTENTIALS   CHANNEL   PROBABILITY   THEORY/   BIOLOGY   MODEL
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