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Re: Free Will

An "environment" is defined as "All the physical, social, and cultural factors and conditions influencing the existence or development of an organism or assemblage of organisms; the act of surrounding; the state of being surrounded; that which surrounds; surroundings." So if you...
by romansh
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2274
Views: 60940

Re: What should Agnostics be agnostic about?

I would like more folks researching spiritual realms and ideas that consciousness, soul or spirit exists on some plane other than our physical bodies. Gil As a scientist, I'm never sure how to respond to this sort of position. Firstly I have not got a clue where to look for other planes and secondl...
by romansh
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Agnosticism
Topic: What should Agnostics be agnostic about?
Replies: 34
Views: 2467

Re: Cool interview with stand-up comic Leighann Lord

Hi
I thought it was a great podcast with Leighann - keep up the good work
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by romansh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Agnostic Radio
Topic: Cool interview with stand-up comic Leighann Lord
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: The assassination attempt in Arizona

zigzagz wrote:Ahh... another communist canadian like me. lol pleased to meet ya.

Yeah I suppose so, it's all relative.

Hi, and greetings to all agnostics in Hogtown. Have fun zig

rom
by romansh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Political and Social Discussions
Topic: The assassination attempt in Arizona
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: The assassination attempt in Arizona

If y'all insist I can keep my outside the envelope posts like this to the water cooler section. I do have an ascii text, sober, square talk mode if you insist. ; ) Nahh - just yankin yer chain. But as a north of 49er - I can only look at Beck and Palin in wide eyed wonder, or more specifically the ...
by romansh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Political and Social Discussions
Topic: The assassination attempt in Arizona
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

What should Agnostics be agnostic about?

According to wiki: Agnosticism is the view that the truth value of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—is unknown or unknowable. Firstly this I think is a strong agnostic's point of view in that certain ...
by romansh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Agnosticism
Topic: What should Agnostics be agnostic about?
Replies: 34
Views: 2467

Re: Free Will

I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Which parts of your environment should you exclude as "being independent from"? How can anyone ever be outside of any kind of "environment"? Or are you saying which parts of your environment should you not consider a "dependence"...
by romansh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2274
Views: 60940

Re: Free Will

Your definition seems a bit demanding, and also generates yet another paradox. The impossibility of existing outside of an "environment". You're also assuming that no thoughts can be self-caused, or "acausal" (I think this basically means the same thing, but I'm sure it's anothe...
by romansh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2274
Views: 60940

Re: Free Will

Just doing some general reading on how our mind handles what we think we experience is really interesting. The brain processes all data/information and presents us with a simulation of the physical world - It looks vivid and accurate but it is not the physical world itself ?? Don't get me wrong - t...
by romansh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2274
Views: 60940

Re: Free Will

Again I agree we make choices all the time - this was never an issue for me. Yes we make myriads of decisions conscious and unconscious. But the question remains for me, the iddy biddy parts of me that make those decisions, are they free? If not when we add up all these parts how can they be free? ...
by romansh
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2274
Views: 60940
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