San Diego, CA
Hometown: San Diego

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August 8, 2010

Do we have a free will?

In any meaningful way? Well, yes, and there are always some "choices", and no, inasmuch as we are restricted by political economy and decidophobia.

Are you religious, agnostic, atheistic etc? What do you believe? A) How does your belief shape your world/philosophical view? B) How do you view scripture/revelation? C) What is your opinion on evolution?

From whose perspective? I am seen as (I am told) not at all religious or authoritarian. B) I'm not big on analyses by authorities, and any 'scripture' must be scrupulous & humanistic. C) My B.S. is in geology (read "Darwin").

Do the ends justify the means? If yes, why? If not, why not?

NO, not ever, because humans have problems with perspective(s), e.g., my "short term" might be someone else's "long term".

What is your political orientation (far left, left, center, right, far right…libertarian, apolitical etc.)

I am (still) a Marxist, but one must make concessions to a way-past-post-Industrial world. So that would be Leftist with some libertarianism--but not so much the Adam Smith kind.

Have you ever stabbed somebody with a fork just because he/she didn’t agree with you?

Fork, no. Spoon, yes. And I waited until they flamed the figgy pudding. My wife is okay now.


California-bred, I like Blake (poet), believe in the primacy of human experience, viz., humanism, but I'm not an atheist.

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