Lee Corbin wrote,
> Whenever I mention free will, it is ALWAYS in a context that
> allows me to thoroughly separate myself from people who believe
> in souls, and I vigorously criticize non-materialist beliefs
> as I do so.
Whenever I see the term "free will" it causes me to remember how easily
oxymorons and self-contradictions enter the language unnoticed. See,
willfulness and freedom are mutually exclusive. To be free, without
qualification and unconditionally, signifies freedom from willfulness. Hence,
one cannot will oneself into liberation, because one is still tethered to the
will. True freedom means liberation from will. A willful person is a
determined person, and a determined person is subject to determinism.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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