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Are agent explanations better than non agent explanations?

@Marco hit the nail on the head with where current science of human cognition is concerned. There is a well studied and verified "agency bias" in humans. That this exists is quite well ...
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Are agent explanations better than non agent explanations?

Neither of your candidate explanations is quite correct as they both seem to assume a divine designer. A seems to assume a deterministic universe where everything was designed in the beginning of time ...
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Are agent explanations better than non agent explanations?

You ask: Are agent explanations better than non agent explanations? and Is this because of psychology or this because of a valid philosophical instinct? In this sense, are agent explanations “...
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Are agent explanations better than non agent explanations?

I think your question is interesting even when put in a general sense, namely why do humans tend to find certain explanations more plausible than others when the explanations are of necessity very ...
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The concept of evolution as a synthetic tool in science?

How far can one generalize the concept of evolution into the two directions: to the microworld and to the macroworld? Humans have developed many software simulations that simulate the process of ...
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Are agent explanations better than non agent explanations?

This question has a variety of flawed assumptions. First, it should not have been set on Jupiter. We cannot see the surface of Jupiter. Mars, or some moon, would have been a much better setting. ...
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What is Darwin’s impact on modern thought?

It has to have been pretty huge. According to the 2020 Philpapers survey, over 66% of philosophers are atheists - the vast majority of those atheists believe evolution is the driver for diversity of ...
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