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Originally posted by Somehumanbeing
reply to post by Nikola014
Looks like people feel threatened.
If you know basic chemistry, basic biology, basic physics and basic neurology, you'll see that all of our actions, thoughts and perceptions are influenced primarily by electrical signals in our brain, of which external/internal factors such as genetics, environment, and experiences are a catalyst for. There is no "magical" free will, and IF let's say there is "magical"free-will, it would be so weak in effect that in comparison to all the other "driving forces" behind our actions, it could be considered insignificant.edit on 12-6-2011 by Somehumanbeing because: (no reason given)edit on 12-6-2011 by Somehumanbeing because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bigrex
Poor Mr. Hawking, it must be boring to live in the barren, infecund spiritual world of this sad little man, good thing he has the brilliance of his work to fall back on since his moral commentary is stunningly lacking. Keep your day job Steven and leave the spiritual prognostication to the pros.
The problem with religion is it has deceived many into believing they are divine beings constructed in the image of their creator. It's harder to accept what the harsh realities of science say about humans and human nature.
The entire Universe (as seen from the god perspective) is stateless, timeless and static, like a giant well defined mathematical object.