Sun 3 Feb, 2013 03:31 pm - That wasn't what was meant by my statement. The 'options' are indeed yes or no, but based on previous experiences, we will always be inclined towards one. We are never literally... (view)
Wed 23 Jan, 2013 05:43 pm - I certainly agree with the first point, but the second point does not really cover the idea in question. Though the future gives the appearance of infinite choices, If everything in our universe is... (view)
Wed 23 Jan, 2013 05:36 pm - You appear to be touching here on chaos theory, especially with the weather example; The idea that any change in the initial condition, no matter how infinitesimally small it may be (and therefore... (view)
Wed 23 Jan, 2013 05:29 pm - Ahh but WHY did that thought pop into our brain?
As far as we are currently aware, though incredibly complex, the brain does still function on the same principles as the rest of the universe.... (view)
Tue 22 Jan, 2013 07:37 pm - In no way are either of these concepts testable; in reality of course it is unlikely they ever will be.
I just have an interest in the subject, and want to know what people can contribute.... (view)
Mon 21 Jan, 2013 05:44 pm - Thanks for the reply!
I certainly wouldn't say the notion is deluded, since there is so much we don't understand about human consciousness etc. Imagine after years of research we find... (view)
Mon 21 Jan, 2013 06:23 am - Just a general discussion on the viability of determinism.
Is the universe predetermined from the outset?
Or do we have true 'free will' in our decision making.
All opinions welcome. (view)
Mon 21 Jan, 2013 06:15 am - What is meant by this idea of a random universe?
A random universe would lack any sort of pattern or order, since everything that happens is simply a random outcome. No life (As we understand it)... (view)
Sun 20 Jan, 2013 05:22 pm - On the subject of free will:
Assuming that the brain functions on the same principles as everything else in the universe (The same interactions between fundamental particles etc), I see no reason... (view)