On Monday, March 11, 2013 8:51:08 AM UTC-4, Bruno Marchal wrote:
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> On Sunday, March 10, 2013 11:35:31 AM UTC-4, spudb...@aol.com wrote:
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>> Moreover, some people appear to hang tough with life, and do not commit 
>> suicide, despite the intolerable conditions of their life. Which is 
>> something of a puzzle, I suppose. Some people do and some people don't. So 
>> maybe its a biological condition that makes us hang in there? 
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> Maybe biology doesn't care and it's up to us personally and directly?
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> Is that not equivalent with "there is no explanation"?
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Why would it be? 

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> It makes your "theory" looking like a "don't ask theory".
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No, it's a "in some cases you have to ask yourself" theory.

Craig


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>> From: Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com>
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>> Sent: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 10:21 am
>> Subject: Re: Dartmouth neuroscientist finds free will has neural basis
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>> On Sunday, March 10, 2013 12:13:55 AM UTC-5, Brent wrote: 
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>>>  On 3/9/2013 6:23 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
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>>> An automatic pilot only controls the plane to the extent that it extends 
>>> human intentions to control the plane. The automatic pilot can just as 
>>> easily be set to crash the plane into a mountain as soon as possible and it 
>>> won't know the difference or care.
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>>> So that proves that people who commit suicide aren't conscious...?
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>> No, it says nothing about the consciousness of people who intentionally 
>> commit suicide. I don't see the connection. People commit suicide because 
>> the experience of living their lives is qualitatively intolerable, not 
>> because they have a programming error and can't tell the the difference 
>> between killing themselves and not killing themselves. An automatic pilot 
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