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My view of "Free Will"

Started this discussion. Last reply by LesYpersound Jan 8, 2010. 29 Replies

The mere though of it with change your perceptions of time, how you think, about time and you still never get to that certain point of nirvana that you would like. We don't exactly have the answer,…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Stef Nov 3, 2009. 2 Replies

I'm Mike Liddy, I'm an Atheist and I proud of it.

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Discussion with Pastor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Liddy Nov 4, 2009. 40 Replies

I recently moved in with a really Christian family and they want to convert me. We debate all the time and always ending up agreeing to disagree. They say they pray and cry for me, which makes me…Continue

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LesYpersound replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"reflexivity and the ability to think abstractly and recognize choices given a set of parameters that may be out of their control (e.g. context) = a kind of free will. so in the context where the human person realizes they have a viable choice they…"
Jan 8, 2010
Jacob Gladden replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"Free will is not anti-determinism. Nothing in our universe can be anti-deterministic because determinism is what we call the underlying rule of all things in motion. Free will comes from the awareness of choice not the making of a choice. Without…"
Dec 24, 2009
Craig A. James replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"I've always thought this question is irrelevant. Here's a thought experiment. Suppose we truly have free choice. Perhaps you can justify this supposition using quantum theory (which is probably true,) but for now, let's make it an…"
Dec 18, 2009
Jim DePaulo replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"There are a multitude of factors that direct our decisions - social constraints, emotional state, moral standards, self preservation, peer approval, etc. All of our decisions are filtered through those preset conditions. The filtering process…"
Dec 17, 2009
Jaume replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"some define free will differently That's indeed the crux of the matter. My own understanding of free will would put me in the compatibilist camp (since I'm also a determinist), but it wouldn't necessarily be so if I had to assume…"
Dec 17, 2009
Sammy replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"So, I too have been debating the 'free will' thing with myself lately, AND... I finally agree. Mostly. I wouldn't refer to every occurance as 'destiny', because, while I believe everything- my thoughts, personality, and…"
Dec 16, 2009
Mike Liddy replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"Life has meaning to us in the that, as a collective, care about each other. In reality life is meaningless and void."
Dec 7, 2009
Ronin replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"I see free will as a continuum. Obviously we have more choices in responding to a stimulus than an amoeba does, and as animals get larger brains, they have a slightly better ability to choose rather than be governed by instinct. So elephants and…"
Dec 6, 2009
Paul Lin replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"No. I'm not saying I can control all my thoughts. As long as I can control some of it, then it is good enough. If you learn to play chess often, you'll figure out how to control your thoughts."
Nov 30, 2009
Gerald Scott replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"You are kidding, aren't you? What book did you find that in? You must be very smart to have control over all your thoughts. I'm sorry I'm not as brilliant as you are."
Nov 30, 2009
Paul Lin replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"If you have control on your thoughts, then you have free will. If there are two choices: confirm or deny free will and you choose one, then you exercise free will. Even if you deny free will, you use free will."
Nov 30, 2009
Gerald Scott replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"If you mean, I had a choice of whether to be an atheist or not, you are wrong. I could not be anything else but an atheist. My thoughts tell me what to do, and I do it. When I get up in the morning, I don't choose milk or cream for my coffee.…"
Nov 30, 2009
Paul Lin replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"Ok... How does it have to do with free will?"
Nov 30, 2009
Mike Liddy replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"The idea of the beginning of time can be disputed, and proved to some extent. What I meant by that is: IF time had a absolute beginning then the events occurred after could be completely mathematically prooved and life would just be fit in there…"
Nov 30, 2009
Paul Lin replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"None of what you say here is relevant to the nature of free will. Free will is the ability to make choices. Think of the reality as a tree, where there are many paths toward the sky. We have the ability to process the data you gather about the…"
Nov 29, 2009
Ryan replied to Mike Liddy's discussion My view of "Free Will"
"it''s called the heisenberg uncertainty principle. read hawkins a briefer history of time http://www.amazon.com/Briefer-History-Time-Stephen-Hawking/dp/0553804367 or torrent if you already own a copy and can't find…"
Nov 29, 2009

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At 2:43pm on December 3, 2009, Pansy said…
hi mike, i'm in south carolina...it's finally getting cold here; down to 30-35 at night...we haven't turned on the heat yet, but i have a feeling we may have to this weekend.....how was your thanksgiving? our was nice; first one without family,,,
At 1:19pm on November 5, 2009, Pansy said…
yes, mike, the weather is beautiful down here. it's nov. 5th and we've still got the windows open; at night! yeah, i miss home so much, but i will not be missing the snow and ice and freezing temps.

my older son just graduated from anchor bay high last year; he's 19.... the family used to take the boat out on lake st. clare, and up into the river in algonac. the kids and i would take the ferry from algonac to canada, just for the ride; it was fun.....

do you live in port huron or st.claire?
At 9:01pm on November 4, 2009, Pansy said…
hey mike, someone from my neck of the woods; well, used to be. my family and i are in south carolina now, but we just moved from new baltimore a few months ago. we used to go to algonac all the time.
 
 
 

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