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Unless you have omnipotent powers to be able to control what you can choose does anyone really truly have free-will?
Getting back to the "most important philosophical question": Is love real?
Who created the Universe?
who created the creator of the Universe
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness
Ants are simply on task doing what ants do, they dont have reason to think about being anything other than an ant so an ant does what and ant does and can't cease to be anything other than an ant doing what an ant does.
No I don't think ants operate the same as humans. Ants do not lack critical thinking skills because they have no reason to think. Ants lack critical thinking skills because the do not have a level of awareness that allows them to do the things that humans can do. This higher level of awareness allows humans to make choices that go against natural responses of their body. Saying humans do what humans do and ants do what ants do is tautological. Of course they do, but that doesn't really get us anywhere on the topic of free will. Whether ants operate by free will or not is irrelevant to what humans are capable of.
originally posted by: BigBrotherDarkness
Freewill only goes as far the law that desires to control another allows, human and natural.
originally posted by: PageLC14
This now makes me question if I'm wrong in my leaning towards an individualistic focus above another. By pushing away from an individualistic philosophy are we then denying it? What is it the programs want you to focus your study on?
originally posted by: belkide
Who created the Universe and who created the creator of the Universe and why the struggle?
Well what I was saying was that if we keep going into the past past the zero point we will experience the anti-matter dimension. There is a point where both begin, true, but one universe goes infinitely to the left and the other infinitely to the right if the x-axis represents time.
Without the ability to spontaneously create reality as we imagine it, that is, the power omnipotence, do we we really have free-will?
Is your Big Bang the result of a star collapsing to a black hole in another space-time dimension is a good question too.
Is being a morally good person have a divine purpose?
originally posted by: VigiliaProcuratio
The most important, and most frequent, philosophical question in the history of mankind is...
What is the meaning of life?
And the simplest of answers to that question is...
originally posted by: redoubt
a reply to: Wang Tang
“what is the most important philosophical question?”
As a species, we have not yet reached a point to even understand what such a question might actually be. We are too damned caught up with politics and egos to even begin to understand.
We are an infant species... and when the nursery door opens, we're gonna crap our diapers.