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  •  I always like to throw in a little (2+ / 0-)
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    wilderness voice, SciMathGuy

    "je ne sais quoi" into the discussion.

    I really liked this:

    According to materialism, consciousness is an "epiphenomenon" of all this neural activity.  It cannot be the independent author of any act – all is caused by the purely physical activity of our neurons. Consciousness is merely an accident, along for the ride.  Choice and free will are mere illusions.

    After all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.

    by Brahman Colorado on Wed Aug 25, 2010 at 09:07:56 AM PDT

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