Tag Archives: causality

Just us

A peculiarity of our species is its reflexive need to make one individual responsible for what happens: Smith’s slap, Putin’s war. The concept of personal responsibility contests the truth that we are not in control, things happen as they must, and everything causes everything

Red herring

Since everything is inter-connected, everything has numberless causes. Accordingly, there is no profit in the question, “Why did this happen?”

Unless, of course, it happens twice, in which case the responsibility is mine.