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Unread October 16th, 2006, 09:51 AM
TomJrzk TomJrzk is offline
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Default Re: Relationship with mother leaves its mark on the brain

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helping MM see the circularity and uselessness of her “hypothesis.”
Yes, Margaret, I'm one that's still checking in on this forum. And what you've been saying makes perfect sense to me, despite Fred's attempts to mischaracterize. It seems logical that the intellect merely adds an input to the decision-making apparatus available to lower animals rather than circumvent it entirely.

I've been at another forum (without a troll) and it's amazing how rational conversations can be when there is not someone continually sniping; I actually got some clarity on my thoughts on 'free will'.
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Unread October 16th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Fred H. Fred H. is offline
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[TomJ to MM:] I've been at another forum . . . and it's amazing how rational conversations can be.
However, by MM’s reckoning, “rationality is not knowing,” “knowing is an emotional process,” and “rationality is worthless in terms of behavior choice.” IOW, by MM’s reckoning, Tom’s “rational conversations” would be, inexorably, “worthless” (a good conclusion perhaps, although arrived at by erroneous rationale).

Nevertheless, I’m delighted to see that Tom now has “some clarity on [his] thoughts on free will,” although I suspect that he probably still believes that humans are “not ultimately responsible for their actions” . . . in which case I suppose one could conclude that MM has a point after all, at least in Tom’s (and her) case, that “rationality is worthless”; and also I suppose that Tom’s “worthless” “rational conversations” probably do make Tom “feel good” too, another point in MM’s favor.

Yep, it all makes “perfect sense.”
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Unread October 16th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Margaret McGhee Margaret McGhee is offline
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Hi Tom, Good to hear from you.

Margaret
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