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by Kenny
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: "Atheism's universe"
Replies: 45
Views: 5181

Re: "Atheism's universe"

If there was noting, how could there then be something? But to me, that would include God as well. The question What was before something/time is the same as what was before God. Put another way, to believe God has always been there equates to something always being there. Excellent points. And wel...
by Kenny
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I'm starting to see Audacity's point in a way. We are influenced by so many different things. Suppose I decide to eat some ice cream, just because I want to. Where does my wanting to come from? I'm influenced by past experience which tells me I like it; the idea of having it now came into my mind f...
by Kenny
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

No,I'm trying to get you to understand that we determine what is true or not based on evidence,but you did'nt get it because you think it is irrelevant to this disscussion,etc. So you overlooked my point.We have all kinds of conspiracy theories and they can sound very convincing the way they are pr...
by Kenny
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I'm starting to see Audacity's point in a way. We are influenced by so many different things. Suppose I decide to eat some ice cream, just because I want to. Where does my wanting to come from? I'm influenced by past experience which tells me I like it; the idea of having it now came into my mind f...
by Kenny
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I'm saying choosing corn flakes was not caused by my waking up, something else was involved. But although something else was involved, waking up had to be a participating cause. If you hadn't woken up could you have chosen? True! But waking up was not involved in the decision making process of what...
by Kenny
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I'm saying choosing corn flakes was not caused by my waking up, something else was involved. But although something else was involved, waking up had to be a participating cause. If you hadn't woken up could you have chosen? True! But waking up was not involved in the decision making process of what...
by Kenny
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I purposely put quotation marks around "began" because, while it's pretty much the beginning stage of an individual, those cause/effect events that occurred there aren't the only ones. A vast number of others impinge on and affect a person as he ages. And if I gave the impression they wer...
by Kenny
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I purposely put quotation marks around "began" because, while it's pretty much the beginning stage of an individual, those cause/effect events that occurred there aren't the only ones. A vast number of others impinge on and affect a person as he ages. And if I gave the impression they wer...
by Kenny
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I purposely put quotation marks around "began" because, while it's pretty much the beginning stage of an individual, those cause/effect events that occurred there aren't the only ones. A vast number of others impinge on and affect a person as he ages. And if I gave the impression they wer...
by Kenny
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

I'm starting to see Audacity's point in a way. We are influenced by so many different things. Suppose I decide to eat some ice cream, just because I want to. Where does my wanting to come from? I'm influenced by past experience which tells me I like it; the idea of having it now came into my mind f...
by Kenny
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

If the action originated from my mind, it didn’t come from anywhere else. I was born with a brain and I evolved to become what I currently am; a person capable of original thought, and the ability to act on my own without any outside influence; thus free will. Ken I can't pretend to know how the br...
by Kenny
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

If the action originated from my mind, it didn’t come from anywhere else. I was born with a brain and I evolved to become what I currently am; a person capable of original thought, and the ability to act on my own without any outside influence; thus free will. Ken I can't pretend to know how the br...
by Kenny
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

Opps
by Kenny
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

So if I understand you correctly, you believe all action are a result of “ cause and effect ” meaning every action is the result of something else outside mankind. Is this correct? Outside? Not at all. Mankind is often a member of the chain of causes and effects. Or perhaps the originator of many o...
by Kenny
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 151
Views: 6996

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

Opps

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