To me the word "free" is not synonymous with the word "uninfluenced" Free means you have at least more than one option.
Physical reality is not going to give you much room for uninfluenced choice, because there's often going to be an obvious best.
It's also influenced by previous choices. My decision to come to work today was strongly influenced by my earlier decision to live indoors and have electricity.
I view free choice as "free within a framework"
After all, I can't choose to flap my arms and fly.
I can choose to shell out for a plane ticket.
No choice is made in a vacuum. That does not mean a choice is not made.
Ok- suicide. Violates the directive of the DNA molecule.
Me dressing in men's clothes-violates social directives.
Not owning a TV-violates social norms.
All free choice examples? Problems?
What do"all of you"think about HUMAN CLONATION to have a new organism
that may failed as the Heart for example:)
Oh shit, did I write that? Sorry man, I was totally smashed and grooving to some GG Allin.
Don't go play with me emotionally
Or I will make you bleed internally
Do you just come out of the wood work to make friends? I haven't seen you around before.
I don't have a suicide poll. I have a do you believe god communicates with me poll.
Hey Frag..I know clueless and he's a cool guy. Ease up on him ok? How did you get thru "Huckleberry Finn" btw?
Thanks for the nice words.
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