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by biohazard
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 59887

Re: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

When everything is determined and predictable, why is the delusion needed to make us try harder? Is it possible to gain in better situation than the determined one in the deterministic world? No, it would not be needed for anything, I just tried to come up with an explanation that would fit the evo...
by biohazard
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 59887

Re: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

To determinists: What's the benefit of free will delusion in human evolution? Doesn't determinism peril morality? Perhaps the delusion of free will (assuming it is a delusion for the purpose of this question) is just a by product of something else? Of our consciousness, for example. However, one co...
by biohazard
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 59887

@ughaibu: I like your reasoning and you make a lot of sense to me. Even though I cannot fully escape the feeling of determinism when trying to observe the nature from a rock to a spider and to a human being, I get your point. And yes, the world may have been created on last Tuesday, but the differen...
by biohazard
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 59887

Well, ran out of time to edit my previous post, but I'll add this small bit: Think of a neuron: it is a cell, and I don't think anyone can claim that a cell has a free will. To the contrary, it is utterly on the mercy of the signals from its environment, its actions to each stimulus can be predicted...
by biohazard
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 59887

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For those people, I would ask the following: If you are in a room that has two one-way exits and you leave the room via one of them, can you ever be sure that you could have also taken the other exit? And if so, is there any way for you or anyone to prove that you genuinely had the chance to take t...
by biohazard
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 59887

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What about the Heisenberg's uncertainty princip? Yeah, that is why I said we'd need a quantum mechanist. And that, along with the so-called "observer effect", is also what I meant by us not being able to measure these events precisely enough. However, even if quantum events seem random to...
by biohazard
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
Views: 59887

As far as I can tell, there is nothing that suggests we have a free will. Our neurons react to stimuli from outside and inside our bodies and react according to them, not asking our opinions. However, in a way the answer to this question is not important, since we are so immersed to the experience o...
by biohazard
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 34922

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Mutation can be caused by many factors such as chemical (DDT, CCL4), radiation, ionizing etc. It mutate the DNA in cell. If only a single is mutated, it can be replicated as usual in mitosis. Thus, the neighbor cells which are previously normal will be affected too. Current way to stop the cancer p...
by biohazard
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Creationism is not scientific
Replies: 24
Views: 36466

I want a 'like' button on this forum so that I can like thoffnagle's posts!
by biohazard
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Need help identifying these bones
Replies: 10
Views: 15861

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Could it be a human leg bone? It may not be recent. You are right not trust police on 'biological' information due to reliability, best bet may be to ask your doctor. http://www.public-action.com/SkyWriter/WacoMuseum/library/bones1.jpg Actually now as you said that, it does look bit like a leg, sin...
by biohazard
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Need help identifying these bones
Replies: 10
Views: 15861

Indeed, that does not look like a bone of your regular four-legged animal, since they usually have elongated radius and ulna, and shortened humerus (and the same applies for the hind legs as well). Unfortunately the palm is missing and without that my expertise is not enough to tell what mammal woul...
by biohazard
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
Replies: 41
Views: 63014

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Surely the simple life forms that evolved into the more complex life forms would have benefited more in terms of survival by remaining as simple organisms. In many cases that is true. The most numerous organisms on the Earth are still the prokaryotes, which in many ways can be said to be "simp...