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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: AfterInfinity
Haha, I've agreed with pretty much everything you have posted in reply to our resident champion of psi!
I'm all for assertions...with referenced sources of course, just a pity ol' blue refused to help point the way to published studies...we got there in the end although more null results than one would expect from blue's passion regarding the subject.
Biologists typically use "nervous system". That doesn't require or imply the existence of free will, however. I don't really think such a thing in its traditional sense is in existence. Why would you think a president did better at a debate because the audience thinks he is funny?
What would you recommend naming a source of free will if that source also was able to perceive reality?
In all studies, audience reactions produced large shifts in participants’ judgments of performance. The results illustrate the power of social context to strongly influence individuals’ judgments of even large amounts of relevant, important information, and they support the categorization of presidential debates as ambiguous stimuli, fertile ground for informational social influence
I see that you choose "brain," however new research suggests that there are quantum fields in our brain that are responsible for our being.
While the brain is able to store memories and functions, what is the engine behind that? A computer can run a program, but the program was programmed by a programmer.
Also - religions do exist, there is evidence for it.
originally posted by: AfterInfinityEither way, we're off topic. Let's pull this wagon back onto the trail, eh?
originally posted by: BlueMuleI think that you are out to knock them too. I don't think your inquiry is honest. But, here are a couple of vids to leave you with.
When an experiment of the paranormal meets their requirements, then they move the goal posts. Then, if the experiment is reputable, they say it's a mere anomaly.
There are some atheists, Determinists and the like, who don't believe in free will.
originally posted by: HarbingerOfShadows
a reply to: BlueMule
Well, with all due respect.......
I don't want your barbed respect than.
If you only respect those who agree with you, you're missing quite a few growth opportunities.
I used google for the definitions.
I don't expect anyone to just take my word for it.
And for someone who's apathetic as to the topic you're rather active in talking about it.
originally posted by: AfterInfinity
a reply to: grainofsand
I mean, who doesn't want to go down in history for having revolutionized the bridge between quantum mechanics and consciousness?
And this thread was about the large scale consequences of belief?
Guess I need to relearn English.