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Something told my brain to tell my legs to get up and walk the dogs. It had stopped raining at last, so we could walk. I also pulled out some prickly weeds before they get to hang on to dogs and humans. They call them Bindy here. There will be heaps more out there.
You did all those things because of learned behaviour. You already have all that information, combinations of ideas, time to do them, etc etc stored in your brain, as is every single other thought, idea and observation. Things you do are either determined or random. To know this does not alter your choices, it just makes everything you do more understandable and therefore, to me anyway, that is far, far more exciting, wonderful, etc than imagining they are controlled by some mythical something.
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Now I am back in the armchair. I totally understand people's addictions to their phones. But I would rather be outside when the rain stops. Great to get it, though, in my tank. The only water I have. Raining again, but not much. It is foggy, a spooky day, nearly evening. Nice inside.
The conservation of water is something I fully understand. When I was in Port Lincoln for that year, the house I was living in had mains water, but tanks as well. The next-door-but-one neighbour (who is still a friend) had only tanks.
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The chocolate made me get up. It is good for my digestion anyway, so I do not feel guilty. But for other things, what tells the brain a split second earlier to give orders? Why is it not just the brain? Is there something bigger than the brain?
Not that I know of. The brains we have have taken millions of years to evolve and our ability to use language to pass on abstract thoughts and ideas, as well as to give practical instructions is unique to our species. Why think that the brain is not enough?!

Susan



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05-Nov-18 08:00 by Susan Doris.

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Free will or not? 834 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 91 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 81 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 75 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 76 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 73 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 66 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 65 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 72 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 66 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 67 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 68 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 70 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 70 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 58 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 58 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 62 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 65 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 58 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 66 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 65 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 66 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 58 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 64 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 63 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 62 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 64 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 55 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 56 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 58 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 56 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 57 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 59 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 61 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 62 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 57 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 59 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 58 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 66 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 60 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 61 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 60 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 58 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 61 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 62 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 57 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 59 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 54 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 52 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 60 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 55 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 54 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 54 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 53 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 53 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 54 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 59 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 55 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 55 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 60 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 65 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 53 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 48 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 51 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 52 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 49 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 54 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 54 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 50 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 56 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 52 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 51 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 56 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 55 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 59 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 57 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 54 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 61 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 53 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 51 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 48 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 50 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 52 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 53 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 56 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 48 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 48 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 54 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 51 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 50 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 54 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 56 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 52 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 52 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 93 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 53 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 54 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 50 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 50 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 52 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 48 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 46 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 48 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 52 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 57 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 67 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 62 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 55 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 55 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 50 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 57 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 54 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 54 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 48 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 56 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 58 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 54 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 52 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 54 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 51 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 73 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 72 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 63 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 60 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 60 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 65 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 63 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 58 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 59 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 59 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 71 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 69 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 65 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 74 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 69 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 76 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 70 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 67 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 71 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 76 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 82 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 79 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 86 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 90 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 60 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 66 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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