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 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Free will or non-determinism?

Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:32 am 

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I think I'd like to split this topic up a bit, as I would like to talk about physics some, but also continue to talk about free will and frames. Since the topic of this thread is free will, I will continue it here and start new threads on the other topics elsewhere. Given the preceding discussion an...

 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Free will or non-determinism?

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:19 am 

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TC's words are in {} {Whenever one's conceptualization of reality (or of anything real) rests upon the absolute, the infinite, or the perfect, one should question the underlying assumptions very closely and expect to find a fallacy.} Is there ever a circumstance when one shouldn't question underlyin...

 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Free will or non-determinism?

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:44 pm 

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TC, Yes, this helps immensely. I think my intuition is far ahead of my logic, but these concepts are coming into focus. My question was without regard to a frame, or perspective and theorized the existance of an absolute, which should have been a warning sign to its fallaciousness. Fortunately, for ...

 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Free will or non-determinism?

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:38 am 

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I read a short story yesterday called "Is God a Taoist" by Raymond M. Smullyan, which is a dialog between God and a man who wishes to be "absolved" of having to have free will. Throughout the dialog, God uses the Socratic method to enable the man to understand the nature of free ...

 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Free will or non-determinism?

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:56 am 

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{} TC's words {I don't think the bacteria are into complexities like macro economics, but they just might be calculating the ramifications of an infinite supply of perfect food that produces zero waste products within a perfectly efficient digestive system.} Yes, I understand your point. Although, I...

 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Free will or non-determinism?

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:31 am 

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Speaking of the simplicity and consistancy of the choice maker, are these traits directly proportional to the quantity of entropy of the choice maker? From my perspective, consistancy and simplicity are traits which enhance predictability by enabling the creation of simple models which provide consi...

 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Free will or non-determinism?

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:36 am 

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You mentioned the predictability of the choice makers. What factors affect predictability? Is it a trait of the choice maker, the quality of the prediction, or some other factor?

 Forum: Philosophy/Metaphysics   Topic: Free will or non-determinism?

Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:53 pm 

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In MBT, free will is an essential characteristic of evolving consciousness systems. From this perspective, could free will and fatalism be similar concepts, in the sense that results are not directed by an outside influence, but given the proper data, accurately predictable?

 Forum: How MBT affected me   Topic: A personal perspective

 Post subject: A personal perspective
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:11 am 

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1. Considering my small picture as a subset of a big picture was a real eye-opener. I had already considered other people's little pictures as being the correct picture within their own perspective, but had not made the connection to a bigger picture. I laughed at myself through almost the entirety ...

 Forum: Raves - Positive Opinion   Topic: Money well spent

 Post subject: Money well spent
Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:12 pm 

Replies: 13
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It's difficult to figure out exactly what to say about My Big TOE. It's been a few weeks since I finished the trilogy and I'm still thinking about it quite a bit. The books delivered on the claims on the cover that enticed me to buy them, although I became more skeptical, while reading Part 1, of my...
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