I support soft determinism... Ultimately, what you do with your life is your choice...
I say free will. If everything happened for a purpose, and my life was all planned out, there wouldn't really be a reason for life.
In reply to Yoming, #1688: to say we do not have free will is to create a purpose for every remotely living thing in this universe
In reply to Yoming, #1688:and, also, how dare you attempt to defeat my opinion with your hypocritical stance. I'm trying to ruin your argument in one, insignificant blow? - the same to you, for you are all words and no logic
In reply to ace2ace, #1691:congrats dude, first person to earn my Zing! ;)
In reply to Yoming, #1697:I think it is great, Yoming, that you are so knowledgeable on the subject
and that you have many sources to defend your arguements. And yoming if what you are saying is true in post #1697 then I say this: "MONKEY, ORANGE, EAGLE!!!!!"Don't you dare use the podcast as a source and try to reword it. And don't take me, or anyone else here, for a fool.
On a personal note - I will call you out if I suspect there is B.S. going on and/or I feel like you are dodging the issue. And in your past posts you seem to do it quite a bit.
You claim in post #1694 that it is a gag-reflex but the truth is you are reacting to what I posted...
...while trying to save face.
Your posts are a reaction to what we, the users of this site, have be posting.
Every time we say something that peeks your interest (for better or worse) you respond to that action with a reaction (posting a reply). That is human nature, it is instinct. Here is the difference between your action and my reaction - you choose to (unintentionally) piss me off by trying to bring Human Nature...
I cannot defend Randomness (your posts) or Human Nature. Those are two different arguments in-and-of-themselves.
It is a crappy way of thinking for any human being but, ultimately, it is there choice if they want to end there lives.
ChaosAD - you are right. You can't break the rules of the universe that are established. Does this mean we are without free will? No. "Well this is all we can do because physics says this is all we can do."
As much as I hate admitting this, there are only so many decisions a person can make about a certain situation. And there are fewer 'good' decisions to be made.
But if you stop and think about what your actions are trying to accomplish and you consider the results of your actions then you are exercising Free-Will. You are just merely exercising it within a very tight set of circumstances.
Again, I want to note that I don't research this stuff, so I could be completely wrong. I don't read about quantum, I don't read about universes, etc. This all was just a train of thought that I typed as I was thinking, so flaming me for what I say will just be retarded.