There are those who think that life is nothing left to chance A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance.
A planet of playthings, We dance on the strings Of powers we cannot perceive. "The stars aren't aligned Or the gods are malign" Blame is better to give than receive.
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice. If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill I will choose a path that's clear I will choose free will.
There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand, The cards were stacked against them They weren't born in lotus land.
All preordained A prisoner in chains A victim of venomous fate. Kicked in the face, You can pray for a place In heaven's unearthly estate.
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice. If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill I will choose a path that's clear I will choose free will. -----
Join Plato?s Cave philosophers as we examine the concepts of ?free-will? and the mind-brain conundrum through the theoretical prism of neurophilosophers like Patricia Churchland, Warren S. Brown, Ginger Campbell and others.
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