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Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 30th, 2006, 09:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Then that settles it, we agree on the essential point here!

Except that there’s no reason to seriously consider that MM’s “hypothesis” might be “plausible” since she readily...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 30th, 2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

I find MM’s dissonance here noteworthy—MM “feels compelled by her emotions” to believe, incongruously, that she has “not reacted emotionally”—for as she has previously insisted and...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 29th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Undoubtedly folk often do make various behavior decisions based on their emotional predilections. Certainly, children, animals, machines, and/or the truly insane do all the time. But the rest of us...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 29th, 2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

OK, if MM really believes it’s an “answer to a lot of perplexing puzzles of human behavior,” then we certainly can add that to what was said:
But one can see how MM “feels compelled by her...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 28th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, morality, emergence, accidents

A “baby particularly ugly and in desperate need of a change of diapers” . . . my, my, how witty. But one can see how MM “feels compelled by her emotions,” to believe whatever it is that she...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 28th, 2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

More unthinking knee-jerk nonsense from MM. For example, from my 2/22/06 post at
http://www.behavior.net/bolforums/showpost.php?p=2910&postcount=37 I noted the following:
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 23rd, 2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

IOW, Alex, bottom line, Tom’s “reality” dictates that there really is no truly autonomous, morally responsible, and sapient “Tom”; there are only neural networks inside a body—a body that...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 21st, 2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Indeed Alex, there does seem to be a lot of incoherence in many of Tom’s notions. You go, girl.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 21st, 2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Alex, another observation—Tom says, “I have always said that I would accept evidence, and here you admit that there is none.”

Interestingly, what Tom has unwittingly acknowledged is that,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 20th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Alex: I’d say that Tom is more wrong, and obviously ignorant of, among other things, history, for history is replete with examples of phenomena that couldn’t be explained by then known...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 19th, 2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Yeah MM, I get it—it’s your and Tom’s view that we humans, “ultimately,” are no more “morally responsible” than dogs, or any other animal for that matter; and guys like Hitler, Stalin,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 18th, 2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Alex, do you see what I mean by Tom's intellectual dishonesty, his utter lack of any kind of rigor—by Tom’s reckoning here, Hitler and Stalin were “not ultimately responsible for their...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 17th, 2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Yeah Alex, but you’re being kind when you say it’s “counter intuitive”—it’s actually intellectual dishonesty, or possibly schizophrenia.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 15th, 2006, 10:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

. . . how clever . . . it’s not the heat, it’s the banality.
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 14th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

I’ve heard similar sentiments from Presbyterians/Calvinists and various religious fundamentalists, although they call it predestination—the absolute sovereignty of God as opposed to your...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 14th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

How wonderful that Tom does not hate even Fred . . . but then by Tom’s reckoning, he really cannot help being so wonderful, can he? (Tom needs to check my theorem on circular BS.)

Anyhoo,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 13th, 2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Well Tom, look at it this way: Bill Clinton seems to have had a lot of testosterone, but I still think he could have chosen to refuse that infamous Oval Office BJ . . . hell Tom, even Hillary...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 13th, 2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Let me get this one for you Alex—

Unfortunately Tom, it seems that a higher percentage of males are jerks—some are perhaps genetically predisposed, some may have had lousy upbringing, some...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 13th, 2006, 07:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Well MM, since you yourself believe, as you’ve asserted many times, that you believe only what feels good to you, and use your brains to justify it, and that so does everyone else, then whatever I,...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 11th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Re: free will, determinism, and morality

Hey Tom, maybe you could explain, and “prove” (as you yourself are so fond of demanding) exactly how and what it is that tells “our brains” what to “tell us to do” (something more that...
Forum: Evolutionary Psychology July 10th, 2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 50,252
Posted By Fred H.
Thumbs up Re: free will, determinism, and morality

I have to agree that this almost certainly is the case, for MM herself, that her “beliefs are based on what [she] likes - in that all [her] behavior, including the adoption of hardened beliefs...
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