"She's great, isn't she? Everyone loves Cristina.
@Joan Denoo Hmm.. Perhaps I was misunderstood. In the context that I'm using "mystical experience," I'm not referring to an experience like watching a sunset or the…"
"I'm not going to type the question out, but I'll link you to the episode uploaded to YouTube. I'm linking to a specific portion of the video where Cristina Rad, the YouTube blogger, gives her take on why she believes religion or the…"
"Okay, now you're not even making sense! The entirety of my recent post was aimed towards your "OP." It seems that you cannot come to terms with the fact that your model is malarkey, so now in order to cope, you respond in pure non…"
"The problem I have is in the case of the Big Bang theory, Theory of Relativity, and the rest you've listed is that they're actually backed by scientific studies. The Big Bang theory is now hammering home as a very widely accepted theory…"
"I have to assume that section that you wrote...
Is what you're referring to. If so, it doesn't directly address my question unless you're implying "high-order mental process" to somehow also include "consciousness…"
"-_- Smh. What do you think I'm doing? Would you answer the question? Aren't you basing your model on the conjecture that consciousness is an emergent property of physical activity of the brain? Why do you keep avoiding that…"
"The record is only showing that you failed to address my main point! I'll repost it, as to "let the record show."
Re-post: I simply was pointing out that you're basing your entire model on the conjecture that…"
"You only avoided responding in any sincere fashion as you did in your previous post, and yet you've done it once again. I only see your post as pure circumlocutory with an added insult (to allow yourself to maintain a sense of superiority?)…"
"There's too many assumptions in your model. First of all, 'inanimate object' and 'inanimate matter' are complete misnomers, since there is no such thing as an 'inanimate object' or 'inanimate matter.' All…"
"You failed to to realize the point, and yet you still say I lack discernment! I think you've got that backwards. You asked me in what way are "inanimate beings" the ultimate strawman for free will? Well, the answer is as I said…"
"I entirely agree with Allan's statement, especially with the portion concerning Harris' rumination on the "murderer."
Robert Anton Wilson once said, "Any description of the universe which leaves you out is inaccurate,…"
"I'm not sure how one could make the argument with quantum mechanics that "nothing is absolutely certain." I've never really understood that, and I'm not sure many people do. Are you trying to say that biology is a…"
"Well, in the eastern view, there's no "orchestrator" and it is, like you said, happening in and of itself, it is a principle in nature, a "cosmic law," if you will. So, there's no one who "started it,"…"
"By definition, an epiphenomenon is an "emergent property," so if you didn't say that, then you're definitely contradicting yourself here.
So, I'm not sure as to why you were accusing me of using a "hand puppet…"