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Believe Determinism 100%

 
 
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 09:24 am
@kennethamy,
Well, I think there's quite a bit of difference between Hume talking about billiard balls hitting each other and the notion of free will in humans. Inanimate objects, after all, don't have any choice in their actions, nor do they have any moral culpability.
kennethamy
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 10:29 am
@joefromchicago,
joefromchicago wrote:

Well, I think there's quite a bit of difference between Hume talking about billiard balls hitting each other and the notion of free will in humans. Inanimate objects, after all, don't have any choice in their actions, nor do they have any moral culpability.


Well, that is certainly true. But how does that have anything to do with whether determinism is true?
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 11:55 am
@kennethamy,
Whether determinism is true or not with regard to inanimate objects is, as I said before, not a very interesting question.
GoshisDead
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 12:08 pm
@joefromchicago,
And aside from not being interesting. Its sort of pointless. Its not as if we knew one way or the other our experience in life would change.
kennethamy
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 12:15 pm
@GoshisDead,
GoshisDead wrote:

And aside from not being interesting. Its sort of pointless. Its not as if we knew one way or the other our experience in life would change.


That is also true about whether light is a wave or a particle, whether the Sun goes around the Earth or whether the Earth goes around the Sun, and whether the Big Bang theory is true or false. Pointless all of those issues, not to say boring. Right?
ughaibu
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 12:21 pm
@kennethamy,
kennethamy wrote:
whether light is a wave or a particle
Are the possibilities limited to these two?
kennethamy
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 12:31 pm
@ughaibu,
ughaibu wrote:

kennethamy wrote:
whether light is a wave or a particle
Are the possibilities limited to these two?


I have no idea? Why do you ask? And why do you ask me?
ughaibu
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 12:34 pm
@kennethamy,
kennethamy wrote:
Why do you ask?
Why do you ask why I ask?
kennethamy
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 12:35 pm
@ughaibu,
ughaibu wrote:

kennethamy wrote:
Why do you ask?
Why do you ask why I ask?


Because I did not know why you asked, and why you would ask me?
ughaibu
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2010 12:41 pm
@kennethamy,
kennethamy wrote:
Because I did not know why you asked
Would any reply, from me, activate your knowledge?
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Sentience
 
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Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2010 06:11 pm
It's a hard one, but Quantum Mechanics goes against Determinism. Either way, you should alter your statement as nothing should be believed 100%.
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