illusions, delusions, misconceptions, deceptions, and wishful thinkings—so brief a span with which to address them.
So I simply distrust all dogma.
Isn’t this what any scientist is meant to do? But I digress … I was led to this
delightful expert by an earlier comment (thanks, Tilde, I owes ya!). AND I ain’t no scientist neither. So there …
Said expert stated—
“… I have discussed the first question before, in which I take (shocker) a neuroscientific approach. From everything we know about brain function, our experience of our own existence, including what we perceive and the apparent choices we make, are largely a constructed illusion. Many times we feel as if we are making a conscious choice …
Even when the choice is made consciously, meaning we are aware of the factors that are affecting the decision, that does not mean we have truly free will. The brain is still a machine, and is dependent upon the laws of physics. A stone does not have free will to choose its path as it rolls down a hill. Its path is entirely determined by physics …”
—which crinkled my wrinkles. Yeuch. State the obvious why doncha … and although a man of science he seems to believe that our decisions weren’t made for us thousands of millions of years ago by (SFX: drumroll, please) the One True God Himself. Herself. All three of Him. Them … wotever.
Any reasoning being must accept that if God is omniscient then all of Eternity is fixed, irrevocably unchangeable* …
But if we leave Big G out of it—
“Awww, c’mon, Argie … “
—it’s still the same thing anyway. ‘Time’ is set in place, rigid, unchangeable, fixed, inviolate … and nothing more than an illusion.
Not even You, God?
“Not this time, Dog—”
“C’mon! Let’s be ‘aving ya!”
* Damn, I feel an attack of the Ecclesiastes coming on …