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    Personal responsibility? I don't know. But...

    Personal responsibility? I don't know.

    But one could easily argue that it indicates an increased need for punishment, because, in this violence-tempted individual, there is increased need for...
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    [Wrong thread] ...

    [Wrong thread]

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dml4X8lVsAEJdl6.jpg:large

    Leap Year
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    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3A...

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRYeHZEBhR0qsvOX8QsXsPiz5bq53OECgHiNywMDXvDiSd5J3wP

    Of Mice and Men
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    At first I thought it was a cuff link. But at...

    At first I thought it was a cuff link. But at that scale, it wouldn't be a very good paperweight.
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    I suggest that you can imagine what she's...

    I'm having difficulty imagining the scenario. The robots think and reason, and can learn and make decisions. It seems to me they can act of their own accord, in other words of their own free will. ...
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    25636 "I am a little grey poupon."

    25636

    "I am a little grey poupon."
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    In post 241, Ruby Sparks wrote: That's an...

    In post 241, Ruby Sparks wrote:



    That's an excellent response. You're not actually saying that we have free will, but you nonetheless think our actions can be somehow informed as if we have...
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    In post 239, Ruby Sparks said: If he...

    In post 239, Ruby Sparks said:



    If he can't do otherwise, then we can't either. In which case, we cannot change the amount of blame or retribution.
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    Responding to remez in post 207: If I...

    Responding to remez in post 207:



    If I understand, you are agreeing with me that Haldane's argument is garbage. And then you are saying that the argument of the OP is similarly garbage.
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    In post 206, remez said, Randomness is...

    In post 206, remez said,



    Randomness is the opposite of determinism. Nobody thinks free will and randomness are the same.
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    You're saying that if I can't explain something,...

    You're saying that if I can't explain something, you get to arbitrarily declare what the explanation is.
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    25593 Bringing up Baby

    25593

    Bringing up Baby
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    That's why the post begins with, "Wrong thread."

    Iv'e never heard or ever seen that movie![/QUOTE]

    That's why the post begins with, "Wrong thread."
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    [Wrong thread] 25558 Young Jack has planted...

    [Wrong thread]

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    Young Jack has planted his magic beans,
    and he's waiting for them to grow.

    He's been waiting a long time.
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    Remez was saying something about that, but I...

    Remez was saying something about that, but I never understood. Can you tell me about that contradiction in the OP?
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    Remez, you quoted Haldane's argument ... ...

    Remez, you quoted Haldane's argument ...



    ... with, I thought, approval.

    I entered this thread to point out that Haldane's argument is garbage.

    Rather than agreeing or disagreeing...
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    In post 124, remez wrote: Haldane's...

    In post 124, remez wrote:



    Haldane's argument is garbage.



    Can we agree on that?
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    25507 Toothache Rabbit Proof Fence

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    Toothache

    Rabbit Proof Fence
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    25505 Caerbannog in his camouflage beret? Run...

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    Caerbannog in his camouflage beret? Run away! Run away!
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    Responding to Remez, in post 104: I'm...

    Responding to Remez, in post 104:



    I'm skewering Haldane's reasoning. I can be said to be skewering Christian reasoning only to the extent that some Christians reason like Haldane.

    I don't...
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    Made me laugh. Winner.

    Made me laugh. Winner.
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    Reply to post 48, by Remez: Like that's...

    Reply to post 48, by Remez:



    Like that's hard.



    First refutation:
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    That's absurd. I have free will, and creation ex...

    Asserting free will is asserting creation ex nihilo.
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    That's absurd. I have free will, and creation ex nihilo seems to me absurd.

    I do not assert creation ex nihilo when I assert...
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    The QUOTE button isn't working for me, so I won't...

    The QUOTE button isn't working for me, so I won't be quoting or attributing as much or as well as usual. This is in response to post 43 by Remez.



    That's not Haldane's point, and naturalism is...
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    Many atheists argue for free will. Many theists...

    Many atheists argue for free will. Many theists argue against it. Don't characterize arguments against free will as "atheistic."
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