Originally Posted by eeeeeeeli
You've put your finger on the fascinating distinction: the free will vs. determinist view of consciousness. And in my opinion this is the sharpest dividing line between liberals and conservatives.
Very thoughtful post. I've really enjoyed the meta ethical dimension to this thread. Talking and thinking clearly about the tangle of race, ethnicity and economics is difficult. The actual conversation between Serwer and Wax was painful, but I'm glad that it spawned a discussion like this.