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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 3rd, 2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Yes, deterministic but not necessarily determinable (by mere humans and computers). You're absolutely right on this.

I really wish you hadn't closed the door on a conversation on free will being...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 3rd, 2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Yes, too harsh. Just because my thoughts disagree with yours does not make them unrigorous 'BS'; it just makes them right ;).
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 3rd, 2006, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

It's the latter. I don't expect Fred to be consistent; his inconsistency is why he is wrong. So, I appreciate where his randomness agrees with my philosophy and roll my eyes in understanding when...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Thanks for your patience. I also appreciate that you're not supporting free will.

But, "intractable" just means difficult to manage. If the papers say the math would be difficult, I'm not...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

That's OK, I'm comfortable being out of the loop. And I still believe in determinism; any 'extra' behavior has to come from 'somewhere'. Spooky action from a distance is physics but we can not yet...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

It's a perfect analogy for my POV. If by "cannot be deterministically modeled" you mean that it could not EVER, then I'd have to disagree and I doubt you can prove me wrong; someday I think I'll...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology May 2nd, 2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

You guessed right.

All those examples of controlling fear involved changing the state of the brain, that's my point. Will depends completely on the state of the brain. And, yes, I've given it a...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 3rd, 2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Yes, that's my point. Though 'all the participants' is further than I would go and you left out "have no concept of fairness".
We are much, much more than wolves. Our brains have evolved to be much...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology April 2nd, 2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Fred, great post, thanks! I guess Mrs Fred is a really good influence ;). I think the reply is better discussed in the context of this thread rather than the "Race Differences and Intelligence"...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 18th, 2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Reasonable limits to the modularity thesis

You stress the punishment force (guilt) in our decisions but not the reward side. I'm guessing that you accept that there are both so I will not add to this except to say that I would agree that...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 10th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Yes, humans have no 'moral' responsibility; that term was co-opted by the religious and I avoid it. We are held responsible by psychological and societal instincts which evolved. This includes the...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 8th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

I'm always suspect of any concepts that are thought of as yes/no, so I prefer to believe that anything that can be damaged in the brain can be somewhat-damaged, and probably somewhat-developed. But...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 8th, 2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
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OK, thanks, this is sounding like a conversation. So, do you think the developed brain is an all-or-nothing proposition? Do people either have a "regret module" in perfect working order or none at...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 7th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

OK, so I've not answered your question about how much money I make and you've not answered mine about where a "higher propensity to screw-up" comes from; interesting. I accept that you've probably...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 7th, 2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Great, we're getting somewhere.

Where does this propensity come from?
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 6th, 2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Wow, are you somewhere way past left field, or what? You must really be annoyed.

My point in that quote was that people tend to weigh what they might lose before they break the law; those with...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 4th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

And here's another point, just to drive these facts home: Why are all of these examples of "immoral" people men? Do women just happen to be more moral through the strength of their characters?
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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 2nd, 2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Yes, quite possibly. But it might instead be blamed on real or imaginary feelings of justice, I don't know. Or maybe they were convinced that they were actually helping the masses.

Regardless,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology March 1st, 2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology

The whole world is 'society', we did the best we could and did not allow them the ultimate power they probably craved. And the world doesn't remember them as heroes.

No, I never said that society...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 26th, 2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

Yes, we're in agreement once again! That's exactly my point, you and I are destined to do what our brains tell us. Just as your brain had in the past quoted my words to give the entirely wrong tone...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 25th, 2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Re: Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

By jove, I think you've got it! This is one of your first posts replying to me that isn't insulting or misrepresenting me. Thanks!!!

Yes, they were just behaving as their brains allowed. They...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology February 24th, 2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 36,215
Posted By TomJrzk
Evolved Psychology - Brain Region Tied to Regret Identified

From www.SciAm.com

The human brain evolved and here is a part of the human brain that has an emormous effect on a person's psychology. What could be more devastating to a person's 'personality' ...
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