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Who-is-really-in-control-of-your-mind?

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Who-is-really-in-control-of-your-mind?

#1 Post by coffee » April 6th, 2020, 5:16 pm

Who-is-really-in-control-of-your-mind? -- 9mins

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/who- ... d/p086k2xk

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Is-free-will-just-an-illusion? --13mins

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/is-f ... uman-brain

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Are-our-moral-choices-really-our-own? --11mins

https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/are- ... uman-brain

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Re: Who-is-really-in-control-of-your-mind?

#2 Post by Compassionist » April 7th, 2020, 10:16 pm

Our choices are not free from causality. Genes, environments, nutrients and experiences determine our choices.

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Re: Who-is-really-in-control-of-your-mind?

#3 Post by coffee » June 19th, 2020, 1:41 am

From chaos to free will

A crude understanding of physics sees determinism at work in the Universe. Luckily, molecular uncertainty ensures this isn’t so

"There’s a major element of randomness in what happens in cosmology and in molecular biology"

https://aeon.co/essays/heres-why-so-man ... obal-en-GB


"If you seriously believe that fundamental forces leave no space for free will, then it’s impossible for us to genuinely make choices as moral beings. We wouldn’t be accountable in any meaningful way for our reactions to global climate change, child trafficking or viral pandemics. The underlying physics would in reality be governing our behaviour, and responsibility wouldn’t enter into the picture.

That’s a devastating conclusion. We can be grateful it’s not true."

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Re: Who-is-really-in-control-of-your-mind?

#4 Post by coffee » July 7th, 2020, 6:22 pm


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