George Ellis

Emeritus Distinguished Professor, University of Cape Town

George Ellis is the Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Complex Systems in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He co-authored The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time (1973) with Stephen Hawking.

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From chaos to free will

George Ellis

Dear respondents, thank you for your comments, enabling us to debate the issue in a civilised way, even if we disagree. I am going to duck out now, with three final comments.

Thanks to Sally Davies for her fine editorial work. It has been a pleasure working with you.

Thanks to Aeon for having community standards that ensure the debate enables alternative views to be presented and discussed in a rational way, so readers can evaluate the different views for themselves.

Finally, you may have noticed my response to a link to Jerry Coyne’s blog, where this article has come under heavy attack. I said that I declined to take part in the interchange on that blog. I want to ma...

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