February 20, 2014
I have never read a definition of free will I considered plausible; all of our behaviors are influenced by our learning history and genetics but we do have the ability to make some sort of choice in regards to behavior. My favorite quote about this issue is from one of my psychology professors: "As a human I have to believe in free will, as a scientist I cannot".
I am an atheist, this means that I do not believe that religious viewpoints should have any bearing on decisions of acceptable human behavior, I view scripture as man's attempt to understand the world and I believe in evolution.
Some ends justify some means; in certain cases morally deplorable behavior is required in order to prevent a worse outcome.
I am socially essentially libertarian and economically moderate.
No, no I have not.
I am a hedonistic and idealistic nihilist.