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Free Will?
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:26:39 am »
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Are we different?
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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 11:21:06 am »
Yes, we are (although we can choose not to be).

And so are cats.

When they paw the wobbly, they are actually trying to develop a false sense of security in the humans they keep around the house. In most cases, they succeed.
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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 12:41:55 pm »
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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 01:48:25 pm »
Cat nature wants string.
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YES.  BECAUSE *I* DON'T SHIT IN MY BOOTS.
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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 01:57:01 pm »
Cat nature wants string.
Wiggle, wobble, she paws it.
Are we different?

YES.  BECAUSE *I* DON'T SHIT IN MY BOOTS.


Liar.

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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 02:00:34 pm »
Cat nature wants string.
Wiggle, wobble, she paws it.
Are we different?

YES.  BECAUSE *I* DON'T SHIT IN MY BOOTS.


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It's true. I've actually seen the bastard shit out of his boots  :eek:
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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 02:33:12 pm »
Motherfucking HSD!


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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 05:11:23 am »
Motherfucking HSD!


...Motherfucking haikus.  :argh!:

Sorry, I was hammered as shit and could only express myself in haiku.
Sometimes I figure if I can't get a point off in 17 syllables I'm just rambling.
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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 01:23:36 pm »
And amazingly enough, you still managed to ramble anyway.

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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 09:44:27 am »
Cat nature wants string.
Wiggle, wobble, she paws it.
Are we different?

No. Free will is a fiction, though it seems to be an almost universally necessary one for the functioning of human society.
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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 04:35:06 pm »
Cat nature wants string.
Wiggle, wobble, she paws it.
Are we different?

YES.  BECAUSE *I* DON'T SHIT IN MY BOOTS.


Liar.

There's always shitting in other people's boots or the vastly superior, getting other people to shit in their own boots.
What makes it so? Making it so is what makes it so.

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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 10:28:20 pm »
Cat nature wants string.
Wiggle, wobble, she paws it.
Are we different?

No. Free will is a fiction, though it seems to be an almost universally necessary one for the functioning of human society.

I don't know about that. The knowledge that delicious cake taste is "merely" chemo receptors sending electrical impulses to the tasty portion of the brain doesn't seem to stop many people from enjoying food.

Ironically (maybe), the full belief I now have that free will basically doesn't exist has made me more conscientious of my decisions. Is this true for you?
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Re: Free Will?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 10:49:13 pm »
My bedroom wall is covered with small notes with silly tasks on them that I found in a book. One of them is:
Convince yourself that you have no free will.
Install free will.