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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: DieCommie]
    #11791213 - 01/08/10 07:26 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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How can you prove I do not have a choice in what to eat for dinner?




By reducing your choice to signals in your brain, which are functions of the atoms in your brain, which behave by their own set of rules and are not influenced by your body at large.




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It's one thing to simply enjoy a style of life that one enjoys, but it's another thing altogether to refer to another person's choice as "wrong" or to rationalize their behavior as being pathological or resulting from some sort of inadequacy or failing so as to create a sense of superiority or separation as yet another projection of a personal fear or control issue.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: DieCommie]
    #11791219 - 01/08/10 07:26 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

"By reducing your choice to signals in your brain, which are functions of the atoms in your brain, which behave by their own set of rules and are not influenced by your body at large. "

They aren't influenced by your body because they are your body.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: xFrockx]
    #11791220 - 01/08/10 07:26 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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...the "large things" are only the manifest image of particles, they aren't something different.




That means up the strata, the default notion in modern science.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: xFrockx]
    #11791228 - 01/08/10 07:27 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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"By reducing your choice to signals in your brain, which are functions of the atoms in your brain, which behave by their own set of rules and are not influenced by your body at large. "

They aren't influenced by your body because they are your body.




Body at large.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: xFrockx]
    #11791231 - 01/08/10 07:28 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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"Isn't it, like, extremely obvious that I am?"

Hold on let me ask my cat...


Of course I'll "let" you, it's not like you don't have your own free will or anything! :tongue2:



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He's just staring at me, so I guess it isn't that obvious.


How does him staring at you make it not too obvious that free will exists?

:beercat:


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: DieCommie]
    #11791232 - 01/08/10 07:28 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

No, that's not what I mean.  There's no strata, its just what we're looking at.  The particles and the bodies are all the same thing looked at in different ways, one doesn't influence the other in either direction.


Edited by xFrockx (01/08/10 07:29 PM)


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: Poid]
    #11791247 - 01/08/10 07:29 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

His head smells like cereal


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: xFrockx]
    #11791248 - 01/08/10 07:29 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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The particles and the bodies are all the same thing looked at in different ways, one doesn't influence the other in either direction.




Just saying it doesnt make it so.  Tons of macroscopic phenomenon can be derived by microscopic phenomenon.  The opposite has never happened.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: Poid]
    #11791253 - 01/08/10 07:29 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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How can you prove I do not have a choice in what to eat for dinner?




By reducing your choice to signals in your brain, which are functions of the atoms in your brain, which behave by their own set of rules and are not influenced by your body at large.







Being a result of causal chains doesn't mean I am a slave to them. I can choose to create my own causal chains. The feeling of regret seems to point to the ability to choose, ie free will. Why would we regret something unless it could have been different? It everything was deterministic why do we worry? Shouldn't we just be complacent because everything is determined?


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: xFrockx]
    #11791255 - 01/08/10 07:30 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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His head smells like cereal



:dudewtf:


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: appleorange]
    #11791269 - 01/08/10 07:31 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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It everything was deterministic why do we worry?




Because we have no choice to do otherwise!  :flowstone:

Also, I wouldn't conflate a lack of free will with determinism.  There can be a lack of free will and a lack of determinism.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: SlashOZ]
    #11791273 - 01/08/10 07:32 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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Shouldn't we just be complacent because everything is determined?


What if it was determined that you shall have an agonizing life until the day you die? Would you feel complacent about that?


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: DieCommie]
    #11791280 - 01/08/10 07:33 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

"Just saying it doesnt make it so.  Tons of macroscopic phenomenon can be derived by microscopic phenomenon.  The opposite has never happened. "

I'm not just saying it.  This is the basic problem of causation, or induction.  The burden is on you to say that there is a necessary connection between either if you think a relationship is really possible.  I'm telling you though, you misunderstand particle physics (not a rare thing), and I'm trying to save you some time.

I know what you mean though, and what you're talking about does happen, but its still not particles influencing "large stuff" its just what happens when we view a process that becomes visible to the naked eye over time.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: DieCommie]
    #11791281 - 01/08/10 07:33 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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It everything was deterministic why do we worry?




Because we have no choice to do otherwise!  :flowstone:

Also, I wouldn't conflate a lack of free will with determinism.  There can be a lack of free will and a lack of determinism.




So all reaction is random. Gravity is random?


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: SlashOZ]
    #11791289 - 01/08/10 07:33 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

Randomness is relative.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: SlashOZ]
    #11791291 - 01/08/10 07:34 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

Gravity is a concept, as is random.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: SlashOZ]
    #11791575 - 01/08/10 08:11 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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I'm telling you though, you misunderstand particle physics (not a rare thing), and I'm trying to save you some time.





What does this have to do with particle physics? :lol:




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So all reaction is random. Gravity is random?




All reaction?  Interactions are random, to an extent, and determinism only seems to emerge when you look at macroscopic systems.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: DieCommie]
    #11791600 - 01/08/10 08:15 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

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How so?  In some way uncertainty seems to fly in the face of free will.  If I will my finger to move, uncertainty may conspire against that and it will not move despite my will.




Right; but at the same time if the effects are fully determined from the causes then it's hard to see how free will can enter the equation.  :confused2:


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: deCypher]
    #11791609 - 01/08/10 08:16 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

One's will would have to be the cause.  And then the effect is determined from that.


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Re: Does Freewill Exist? [Re: DieCommie]
    #11791765 - 01/08/10 08:38 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

Yeah but what is this "will" you speak of?  If we're looking at the human organism in terms of sensory inputs and behavioral outputs and we learn that our behavior (the effects) is fully determined from our sensory inputs (the causes), then how can we have any say or freedom of will in the matter?


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