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Yeah, and conscious awareness is just a trivial accident. These people can tell me whether we have fee will or not when they explain how we have 'qualia,' or the experience of awareness. In other words, we don't need need minds to perceive ourselves if it is purely mechanical rote that dictates our actions. Our minds are an awfully complicated device to just obtain unnecessarily, don't you think?
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I have sometimes used an analogy that compared a person who viewed scripture as the final word in morality to a doctor who viewed Hippocrates as the final word in medicine. That hypothetical doctor would be considered entirely and obviously incompetent in the practice medicine in the 21st century. In fact, he would be banned from medical practice - deemed a threat to the wellbeing of would-be patients. He may claim that the writings of Hippocrat...
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Don't trust your instincts about free will or consciousness, experimental philosophers say
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A team of scientists is reegineering cells to create a mirror image of life on Earth. Could it bring a new branch of biology or a new ice age?
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When it comes to God, religion, the ever-trendy search-for-meaning or purpose, even atheism, millions simply say, 'So what.'
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The 2012 Presidential Candidate Scorecard… for Atheists. Posted on December 22, 2011 by Hemant Mehta. The Secular Coalition for America has just published a report card for the 2012 presidential candi...
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CINCINNATI—In a serious miscalculation that may prove devastating to his bid for a second term, President Barack Obama neglected Tuesday to simplify a statement to the point where it could readily be ...
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