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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? 1191 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 239 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 203 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 186 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 177 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 175 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 179 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 166 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 180 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 159 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 161 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 179 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 181 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 175 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 155 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 163 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 173 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 167 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 156 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 163 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 162 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 167 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 167 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 161 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 158 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 158 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 169 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 150 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 170 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 160 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 157 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 158 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 158 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 158 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 167 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 166 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 161 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 172 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 167 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 161 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 163 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 162 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 162 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 190 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 172 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 165 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 163 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 163 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 162 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 164 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 154 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 157 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 163 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 157 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 145 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 169 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 158 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 158 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 168 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 167 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 190 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 188 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 147 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 156 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 160 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 156 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 162 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 163 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 150 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 179 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 152 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 177 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 169 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 165 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 160 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 154 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 166 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 157 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 170 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 171 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 150 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 170 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 152 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 150 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 156 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 149 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 147 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 146 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 160 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 157 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 148 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 152 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 161 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 148 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 290 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 166 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 150 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 161 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 153 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 166 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 142 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 131 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 140 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 145 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 170 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 164 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 181 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 157 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 167 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 148 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 156 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 148 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 168 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 155 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 156 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 171 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 147 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 147 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 160 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 161 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 189 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 188 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 177 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 159 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 177 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 161 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 176 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 154 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 171 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 158 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 184 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 169 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 173 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 172 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 169 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 175 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 179 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 166 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 167 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 175 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 198 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 195 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 185 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 192 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 156 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 161 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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