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  1. Wow, great stuff....even charging fair prices...

    No. But they are willing to take risks most other people will not tolerate. They are willing to invest and produce products that have no benefit to them personally, but are products that help...
  2. Where do the rich get their money from? How do...

    Where do the rich get their money from? How do they get it? Do they work really, really hard, billions of dollars worth of hard work?
  3. Poll: There seems to be a distinction to be made...

    There seems to be a distinction to be made between inherent capacity and ability....the latter being a matter of education or training.
  4. An interesting story, I read a couple of his...

    An interesting story, I read a couple of his books on recommendation in the early eighties, but they didn't grab me.
  5. The problem with these kind of claims appears to...

    The problem with these kind of claims appears to be our access to information. Which makes an investigation into what actually happened very difficult.

    According to believers, a shining example of...
  6. I didn't say that the person helping someone is...

    I think ambiguity has reared its head again. Suppose I do have a responsibility to help, that responsibility is of a different kind. If people see me do something such that it’s obvious I did it and...
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    Yeah, humour is not always conveyed well in...

    I've been told that there's a monster living in Loch Ness, that aliens are kidnapping humans and probing their backsides, and that the position of the planets at the time of a person's birth dictates...
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    I've been told that evolution is just another...

    I've been told that evolution is just another religion....
  9. A positive review for reincarnation in Scientific American.

    Surprising (for me), the writer for the magazine gave positive slant on the research of Ian Stevenson on reincarnation claims.

    Quote:
    ''If you’re anything like me, with eyes that roll over to the...
  10. Social responsibility. Helping someone who is...

    Social responsibility. Helping someone who is injured means that if you find yourself in that position that you are helped in turn regardless of fault. A kind of social no blame insurance policy,...
  11. The problems that were pointed were ignored....

    I have already explained.[/QUOTE]

    The problems that were pointed were ignored. Basically, if you can't access or regulate quantum activity or what your cells are doing while they are forming your...
  12. Plus a certain appeal in the form of the promise...

    Plus a certain appeal in the form of the promise of eternal life, death not being the end, reunion with loved ones after death, ultimate justice, God looks after you, etc....as the carrot. Then ...
  13. I don't see where or why or in what way these...

    I just did. Then there is the Penrose and Hameroff paper. It actually supports free will using quantum mechanics.[/QUOTE]

    I don't see where or why or in what way these model actually support...
  14. Which new theoretical model do you favour? Why...

    You are not considering new theoretical models. You are just claiming that they are false by not letting them have a chance.[/QUOTE]

    Which new theoretical model do you favour? Why not post a...
  15. It's not that it appears that way to me, but that...

    Just because things don't appear one way to you doesn't mean that they aren't that way.[/QUOTE]

    It's not that it appears that way to me, but that this is the way the brain appears to work...
  16. This issue is related to the conscious activity...

    A neuron is a cell, so are you saying that the ability to choose does not extend to neural activity. And the theory is that the neurons may be entangled, not just molecules.[/QUOTE]

    This issue...
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    Statement on Climate Change from 18 Scientific...

    Statement on Climate Change from 18 Scientific Associations

    ''Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals1 show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate...
  18. The question was not about your constituent parts...

    Define "you" and that should answer your question.[/QUOTE]

    The question was not about your constituent parts but regulative control, the ability to have chosen otherwise within the conditions you...
  19. How do you choose the state of your neurons...

    I am not sure what you are getting at. If my consciousness is a bunch of neurons and the firing of these neurons are not fully determined by the environmental causes, then how is this not a human...
  20. There is an awful lot of atoms that make up a...

    It talks about entire neurons being entangled with other neurons.[/QUOTE]

    There is an awful lot of atoms that make up a single neuron yet alone neurons themselves being entangled....even granting...
  21. Several problems with that assumption - even if...

    Read the "Entangled Neurons" part of https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2018/018840/are-we-quantum-computers[/QUOTE]

    Several problems with that assumption - even if it effects changes to the brain, the...
  22. How exactly do you relate 'indeterminable...

    How exactly do you relate 'indeterminable choices' to 'free will?' That needs to be explained.

    Plus, how does an ''indeterminable choice'' work if there is no actual decision making process,...
  23. Freedom of speech, be it right, wrong or just...

    Freedom of speech, be it right, wrong or just plain silly.
  24. Blame where blame is due?

    Blame where blame is due?
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    Shouldn't slippery slope/deteriation be a matter...

    Shouldn't slippery slope/deteriation be a matter of degree or probability rather than absolute certainty, hence not necessarily always a fallacy? After all, conditions can deteriorate or fall...
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