Posted: Oct 04, 2017 6:36 am
by Cito di Pense
romansh wrote:
To me this thread is closely linked with the subject of free will ... sorry Cito

I have desires, wants ... wills if you like. These as far as I can tell are products of prior causes. No sensible person would argue against this, I think. Do I control these desires? I feel I do, but I don't think so. To keep vaguely on topic I could say the same of morals. Why would I take up an inaccurate model (that I can't help but find inaccurate) in navigating my immediate bit of the universe? The only argument that makes sense to me would be evolution has provided me a "short cut" to making choices regarding my behaviours and perhaps those of others? Is this short cut infallible? No. Is the identifying behaviour that will likely lead to successful implementation of my desires infallible? No. For some reason that escapes me I have elected the latter route.

The question I have for you is how much effort you want to put into documenting the obvious and at the same time pretending that you're doing some thinking. Or, maybe that's not your aim, and you just want to make friendly noises at fellow primates.

When you talk about 'inaccuracy', make sure you have a target with respect to which you're going to assess accuracy.