|28 Jul 2010|| Robert worth nuckels|
Very compelling piece ... i think that ’randomness’ is an illusion, whereas ’cause & effect’ as many so-called ’deep thinkers’ is often little more than a reductionistic theory. Why ? One rather coarse example would be the one formerly used (was it the kant-laplace theory ?) where the ’creation’ of the ’universe’ could be likened to one taking a straw dipped in oil & twirling it over a basin of water, causing several or more drops of oil to land in the water, & take their inevitable course of spiralling orbits in the water. They insist that the universe began the same way, all of the systems coming from a Primal, swirlling Mass. They forget that someone has to twirl the straw.
As far as the I goes....the I DOES always (usually, in any case) have a choice with the ’given’ circumstances which seem to come beyond the I’s control ; but to reduce thought to mere chemical processes in the brain is kind of like assuming that all pianos play themselves (assuming that the person who inferred this had never seen a person playing a piano, but only a player-piano).