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Re: poll ideas quest 2015 (Who decides?)

by Arunbear (Prior)
on Mar 05, 2015 at 12:09 UTC ( #1118880=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to poll ideas quest 2015

Who makes your decisions?
  • I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
  • My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
  • I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
i.e. are the conscious self and the unconscious brain equal or unequal partners?
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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (Who decides?)
by Ratazong (Monsignor) on Mar 05, 2015 at 12:27 UTC

    This poll has potential :-)

    • my wife makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
    • i wrote a perl-program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
      Excellent! Thank you (and to all other responders).
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (Who decides?)
by Happy-the-monk (Canon) on Mar 05, 2015 at 12:31 UTC

    ...on which I just have to add this famous observation of...

    • I do something, wonder what I am doing and then my brain kicks in and tells me I had made the decision before I did the deed.

    ... which ultimatively says that free will is all just a trick of the mind, as some people come to think.

    And the most unhappy schizoid version:

    • I decide, my brain kicks in to revert that, I then do something else. I realize what just happened and react emotionally at the inability of getting my wants and deeds to line up.

    Oh well, this cropped up. Better not put it in a poll.

    Cheers, Sören

    Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
    (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (Who decides?)
by ww (Archbishop) on Mar 05, 2015 at 13:02 UTC
    • The black helicopter people project the decisions into my brain
            (unless I remember to wear my tinfoil hat) and then I do as ordered.

                and/or

    • Cogito, ergo sum. (Descartes)
            (... but what if what I think are my thoughts are merely some other entity's fantasies?)



    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes. Juvenal, Satires

Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (Who decides?)
by chacham (Prior) on Mar 26, 2015 at 13:55 UTC
    • I don't make decisions, or do i?
    • My leader (parent, president, priest, rabbi, imam, yogi, etc..)
    • My Magic 8-Ball
    • I just do whatever the next guy does
    • I'm incarcerated
    • I can't decide

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