On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 , Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote: > IMHO everything that happens happens for a reason. >
Opinions, humble or otherwise, really don't count for much, the universe will continue doing what it is doing regardless of your opinion; and modern physics tells us that it is EXTREMELY unlikely that "everything that happens happens for a reason". But for the sake of argument let's assume you're correct, then you are as deterministic a cuckoo clock. > The reason can be physical or IMHO mental. > It makes perfect sense to say "I picked X and not Y just because I wanted to", in that case there was a reason for me doing what I did just as there was a reason for the cuckoo clock doing what it did. And because "everything happens for a reason" then there must be a reason I wanted to pick X not Y. > Which is IMHO why life, intelligence and free will are inseparable. > It's astonishing how so many people say that "free will" is of central importance and yet not one of them can give a coherent explanation of what the hell it's supposed to mean. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.