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How can you not get depressed after reading this sh*t?

Posted 07-08-2011 at 11:41 PM by MrCode
Updated 07-09-2011 at 07:33 AM by MrCode

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjami...7s_experiments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Wegner#Free_will

How do these men stand to get up in the mornings?

I don't understand how one can essentially devote their life to proving that effectively, no one has any real "control" over their lives. It's sickening, to say the least.

(Yes, I know that's a horrible exaggeration, but try to understand where I'm coming from here: a point of view which holds that no choice is one's own; no act is one's true, sole responsibility. A point of view where no conscious intention or desire is considered important any longer…)

If anyone wants to comment on this, please do so without flaming or harassing; my confidence/self-worth has already been proverbially crushed into a fine powder thanks to the above WP articles as well as other resources on the topic of free will (or rather, the lack thereof).
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    Did you choose to read those articles? And, having read them, choose to accept what they say as fact? And choose to allow such articles to have such a negative effect?
    Posted 07-10-2011 at 06:10 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    I's human nature to seek out conflict. It takes more courage to seek out peace.
    Posted 07-10-2011 at 11:15 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    What a crazy bit of irony...you yield your free will by accepting those arguments as truth.
    Posted 07-10-2011 at 06:56 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Actually, I thought the "Free won't" to be quite enlightening. So many people go the path of least resistance that it could be an evolution to expand our minds to work on other things. But that takes the conscious effort to "free wont" the current activity and do more productive things. I challenge you to "free won't" look up this useless garbage and "free will" do something else,
    Posted 07-10-2011 at 07:21 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Quote:
    So many people go the path of least resistance that it could be an evolution to expand our minds to work on other things.
    That doesn't equate to an exercise of "freedom", it just means it's a newly evolved behavioral mechanism. Check mate. Determinism still wins.
    Posted 07-10-2011 at 08:24 PM by MrCode MrCode is offline
    Updated 07-10-2011 at 08:26 PM by MrCode (fscking semantics)
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    Congratulations, you are always going to loose at living if you continue to think that way.
    Posted 07-11-2011 at 03:50 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    I again repeat, Mr Code, either get a girlfriend or get a job, you really need something to keep your mind occupied (with something other than determinism).
    Posted 07-11-2011 at 11:15 PM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
 

  



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