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Macaudion
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Registered: 11/16/06
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Re:The thing that you don't want to think that you can know
Tuesday, September 05 2017 @ 08:48 AM CDT

Quote by: chikoppi
Interesting question (assuming I understand it correctly).

How about determinism. Do I have free will or are my thoughts merely the unalterable result of molecular processes in my brain? I "feel" like I'm making choices, but that can just as well be an illusion. I have no reason to not believe it is not the one, but I rather enjoy believing it is the other.

I also hate thinking about money. I don't like knowing exactly what is in my account.



I was just not thinking the same thing.

Howdy, sir.

Just do it like it ain't been done before!
Macaudion
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Re:The thing that you don't want to think that you can know
Tuesday, September 05 2017 @ 08:48 AM CDT

Quote by: chikoppi
Interesting question (assuming I understand it correctly).

How about determinism. Do I have free will or are my thoughts merely the unalterable result of molecular processes in my brain? I "feel" like I'm making choices, but that can just as well be an illusion. I have no reason to not believe it is not the one, but I rather enjoy believing it is the other.

I also hate thinking about money. I don't like knowing exactly what is in my account.



I was just not thinking the same thing.

Howdy, sir.

Just do it like it ain't been done before!
Macaudion
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 679
Location: Somewhere, Near You
 
Re:The thing that you don't want to think that you can know
Tuesday, September 05 2017 @ 08:48 AM CDT

Quote by: chikoppi
Interesting question (assuming I understand it correctly).

How about determinism. Do I have free will or are my thoughts merely the unalterable result of molecular processes in my brain? I "feel" like I'm making choices, but that can just as well be an illusion. I have no reason to not believe it is not the one, but I rather enjoy believing it is the other.

I also hate thinking about money. I don't like knowing exactly what is in my account.



I was just not thinking the same thing.

Howdy, sir.

Just do it like it ain't been done before!
jgurner
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Registered: 05/20/04
Posts: 1957
Location: The Valley, Mississippi USofA
 
Re:The thing that you don't want to think that you can know
Wednesday, September 06 2017 @ 10:24 AM CDT

Woo Hoo! Dion's back!

Always brightens my day a bit to see you around.

BTW, thinking is overrated. I try to do it as little as possible. Makes my life happier.
SmokeyVW
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Registered: 06/13/06
Posts: 7050
Location: N/A
 
Re:The thing that you don't want to think that you can know
Wednesday, September 06 2017 @ 07:31 PM CDT

hi Dion!

Malthus. people rationalize his idea over and over, they say he was wrong, agriculture, energy, medicine, etc., etc.

i don't want to think that i know that he was correct. we are doomed
 
SmokeyVW
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Re:The thing that you don't want to think that you can know
Saturday, September 09 2017 @ 07:36 PM CDT

Fortuna Says:
Just when you think it's safe to make up your mind, the Roman goddess Minerva will interfere.


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