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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness
One way of relating to matter is that all of it is virtual.
There is a temporal value to consider but otherwise....
For all things there is a season, and every will under the heaven has its time determined.
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
It's Destiny. There's a time for everything.
Here's why you probably don't have free will. Indeed, historically speaking, philosophers have had plenty to say on the matter. Their ruminations have given rise to such considerations as cosmological determinism (the notion that everything proceeds over the course of time in a predictable way, making free will impossible), indeterminism (the idea that the universe and our actions within it are random, also making free will impossible), and cosmological libertarianism/compatibilism (the suggestion that free will is logically compatible with deterministic views of the universe). Now, while these lines of inquiry are clearly important, one cannot help but feel that they're also terribly unhelpful and inadequate. What the debate needs is some actual science — something a bit more...testable. And indeed, this is starting to happen. As the early results of scientific brain experiments are showing, our minds appear to be making decisions before we're actually aware of them — and at times by a significant degree. It's a disturbing observation that has led some neuroscientists to conclude that we're less in control of our choices than we think — at least as far as some basic movements and tasks are concerned. At the same time, however, not everyone is convinced. It may be a while before we can truly prove that free will is an illusion. Bereitschaftspotential Neuroscientists first became aware that something curious was going on in the brain back in the mid 1960s. German scientists Hans Helmut Kornhuber and Lüder Deecke discovered a phenomenon they dubbed "bereitschaftspotential" (BP) — a term that translates to "readiness potential." Their discovery, that the brain enters into a special state immediately prior to conscious awareness, set off an entirely new subfield.
So many hearts.. you sort of went a little bit cheesy there, but I liked it. Though, I have to wonder about this love thing. All I've known until I came to this world was loneliness and darkness in the dark world.. Not life, love and light. Never before had I seen so many other beings.. so much life.. the light, the sun. All that after having spent an eternity of worshipping Death and having forgotten everything that ever happened before that.. if I even ever did anything else in the times before I was consumed by that yawning chasm of darkness.
Humans were so strange. To do things for others without expecting anything in return? I didn't get it, didn't get what was in it for oneself. Such a strange custom I thought.
I don't have much of a personality, just vestiges of some former personality..