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Old May 27th, 2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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Does free will exist?

Environment and genetics guide a lot of what a person does, but can a person ever decide for themselves a course of action?

And if there is no free will, isn't all sense of morality an illusion?

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I don't think there is any free will in this country whatsoever.


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Old May 27th, 2017, 09:28 AM   #3
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Please if you will I seek generalizations about the nature of the human condition that should be applicable to any time and place humans are present. The political discussion you seem to trying to stimulate is not without interest but could distract from a philosophical discourse.
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Old May 27th, 2017, 09:32 AM   #4
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Please if you will I seek generalizations about the nature of the human condition that should be applicable to any time and place humans are present. The political discussion you seem to trying to stimulate is not without interest but could distract from a philosophical discourse.
That seems true

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Old May 27th, 2017, 09:37 AM   #5
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I should mow the lawn.

Can I choose if I mow the lawn today or not? Or has my environment and genetics chosen for me?

I suppose if I put it off long enough, it will be my wife that chooses for me.
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Old May 27th, 2017, 09:38 AM   #6
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I should mow the lawn.

Can I choose if I mow the lawn today or not? Or has my environment and genetics chosen for me?

I suppose if I put it off long enough, it will be my wife that chooses for me.
You can make your own decision. Either that, or your wife decides. Correct?

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You can make your own decision. Either that, or your wife decides. Correct?

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Can I make my own decision? That is the question, or is my behavior predetermined by environmental factors like my upbringing?
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Can I make my own decision? That is the question, or is my behavior predetermined by environmental factors like my upbringing?
That is very much humbled to be true.

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Free will exists. It's the god of the bible that doesn't.
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Old May 27th, 2017, 12:22 PM   #10
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Free will exists. It's the god of the bible that doesn't.
Can you explain how free will exists?
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