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Originally posted by Manula
reply to post by TauCetixeta
Do you think souls know all the answers?
Do you think all answers will come after you die?
I dont think so.
Yes we return to our spiritual home but it doesnt mean that you are given these answers.
And as a soul the question of free will also remains.
So, yeah, i do believe in reincarnation, but reincarnation, the existence of a soul, body after body, they dont solve this question.edit on 3-5-2013 by Manula because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by slugger9787
So is the opposite of "free will" determinism?
Originally posted by johnsequitur1221
I'm pretty sure it was a conscious decision to read this article, and respond accordingly. Sure most of our activity is automated; it has to be. We don't think "Go, Heart, Beat!"… 'Tis true, we have but a small window of perception and control. Best we make the most of it, not fret over the idea that we're little biological robots.
Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by Symbiot
I agree that all creatures desire freedom. Given a choice between captivity and the wild, i think most animals choose to be wild. However, that doesn't mean the wild is not a form of torture too.
Maybe it's hte lesser of two evils, but it's not innocent, either.
And then, as you say, some creatures adapt to captivity and become domesticated, as cats and dogs have. When a creature is domesticated, it's eviscerated of survival knowledge and even if given the chance to be wild it probably will not survive. But as you state, cages seem to be a breaking point for creatures. Although many birds are known to like cages if the door is left open.edit on 3-5-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheBandit795
reply to post by sulaw
Yes there is still a choice. It's primarily done unconsciously. But take note of what I said earlier. We don't have free will in the way we define free will to be. We make choices, but those choices are almost always made before we are even aware of them.
Originally posted by Symbiot
reply to post by jheherrin
Why is your brain wired the way it is in the first place? We say that 2+2=4, but was it our choice that our brains are capable of understanding mathematics? Our brains evolved throughout the eons without a single conscious choice on our part. We talk about subliminal messages effecting our decisions, but what about the way the brain is formed in the first place? It was never up to us to decide how the brain works. It was never up to us to decide what constitutes a human being or how a human should act.
These choices were made by nature. Nature created the most advanced technology we've ever encountered, far more advanced than anything we've conceived. Nature created the human being without any help from us. Nature's creations are more advanced and far more complex than ours.edit on 3-5-2013 by Symbiot because: (no reason given)edit on 3-5-2013 by Symbiot because: (no reason given)