Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a serious post, and don’t let Clippy tell you otherwise. Shucks, don’t even let him into your home. He’s a sociopath!
Reading Time: 3 minutes They don’t believe that there is an immaterial soul which exercises causal power on material reality. All that you are, therefore, is your body (including your brain). Since the brain, as a physical object, follows the laws of physics and chemistry, then your thoughts/decisions must also follow the laws of physics and chemistry.
Reading Time: < 1 minute You kick yourself for making that dumb decision! What were you thinking? The team tried a play that just didn’t work—gah! Why’d they blow it? Introspection is important, but there’s a subtle, insidious error that can slither into our thinking—creeping determinism. It’s a phenomenon where, over time, we begin to look back and realize how a decision wasn’t going to work out; how all the dots were connecting into a…
Reading Time: 2 minutes What does it mean to love with the heart, soul, and mind? How does the mind relate to the brain? What does science teach us?
Reading Time: 2 minutes “You dummies,” he added. “You can do what you decide to do, but you cannot decide what you will decide to do!” He quickly asked an aide if he’d used a double-double single negative-positive and if his last statement made any sense whatsoever.
Reading Time: < 1 minute There is no truth. You can take that to the bank.