Taj: Did I say all that?
Taj: No, I didn't.
Taj: Well gee whiz, now I'm talking to myself.
Taj: I like to think then that you're having an intelligent conversation.
Taj: Thanks. But what I would have said is that keep in mind Trinity said science assumes the universe is deterministic. That has to be the basic assumption in order for science to proceed.
Taj: But it is an assumption based on inductive reasoning, not deductive reasoning. If the universe was deterministic then the factors responsible for this post and for lkwdblds error which got you talking to yourself was set in motion when the Big Bang happened.
Taj: That's right.
Taj: But if that is right, then there is no such thing as Free Will.
Taj: Who told you you could say that?
Taj: Well, I believe in Free Will.
Taj: I saw Free Willy in the theater, but I don't believe in Free Will. It is a deterministic universe. You only think you make your choices because you don't kow the factors that are behind it.
Taj: Well, answer that.
Taj: Why aren't you answering.
Taj: I chose not to. But now I will.
Taj: Very funny.
Taj: If there is no free will and only pre-determined factors for everything, then how can we say someone is responsible for a good or bad thing?
Taj: We can't.
Taj: Are you crazy?
Taj: Well, I'm talking to myself, ain't I.
Taj: Well if you are right, then there is no such thing as justice? Because if no one is responsible for anything then there are no good or bad acts, just effects from prior causes.
Taj: That's right. Good and bad are subjective constructs.
Taj: What is a subjective construct?
Taj: A subjective construct is simply and idea that people have created. Good and bad, Free Will, are all simply ideas people have created.
Taj: So isn't the idea of a deterministic universe a social construct?
Taj: Well, it is a scientific idea. It is the consensus of those scientists whose ideas are supported by mathematics.
Taj: So it is a social construct.
Taj: Well. yeah.
Taj: So we're back to square one.
Taj: I guess so.
Taj: No wonder I'm talking to myself.
Taj: Freud has a theory for that.
Taj: I don't believe in any of Freud's theories. What did he know? He last direct descendent just died last year. He was eighty-tits years old.
Taj: Oy Vey!
The Anabaptist Jacques and
The Anabaptist Jacques
Mark A. Baker