It is difficult to define the notion of ‘free will’. If I have to choose between a piece of dark chocolate and a piece of milk chocolate and I opt for the dark chocolate, I’ve made a deliberate decision. Did I exercise free will? I don’t think so. I did consider the two options carefully. Nevertheless, I believe the only two only factors that influence animal decision-making are environmental influences and genetic predispositions. Our mind is a very special sort of material that is intricately molded by the world around us.
I’ve been a good boy, honest! Why then Department of Housing did you deprive me of accommodations next year? I feel personally insulted. The lottery process makes no sense. Clearly the better people should get housing. I am better! Pick me!
Sometimes I wonder whether they transport the lettuce in from city dump. Every regular Chartwells diner I know understands the importance of the backup meal. You certainly can’t count on Terra Ve, Dish, or Origins to have an appealing meal. Before begrudgingly committing ourselves to the meal plan, we optimistically expected we could at least count on a satisfactory bowl of salad. Unfortunately, we must surrender to the fact that Chartwells and optimism never belong in the same sentence.
O’Reilly is “done” being careful. That is what he told viewers during his infamous discussion with Juan Williams. NPR shortly fired Williams for pitching his new movie idea, “Muslims on a Plane” on the O’Reilly Factor. Williams recounted how he fears Muslims who choose to make their religious beliefs evident in the manner they dress. Please Muslims, for the sake of Mr. Williams, wear some Abercrombie to set his nerves at ease.
There is no denying that humanity is like a giant flock of sheep. Fads, rituals and traditions regulate our day-to-day existence. I believe our irrational tendency to kowtow to social norms condemns many of us to live less fulfilling lives than we could potentially live. Those who believe they are not sheep, consider this.
Frankly, it is irrefutable that humanity is like a giant collection of numerous flocks of sheep. Fads, rituals, and traditions regulate our day-to-day existence. I believe our irrational tendency to kowtow to social norms condemns many of us to live less fulfilling lives than we could potentially live. Those who believe they are not sheep, consider this.
I hereby offer my support to any Iraqi legislation that bans the construction of churches within a six-and-half block perimeter (you say arbitrary, I say justice) around any area where innocent Iraqi civilians died. No more churches. Without any just cause, the Christians attacked and invaded a sovereign state.
Glenn Beck will save this country. I don’t know if Beck’s screaming nationalistic rhetoric, while frantically waving his arms conjures up the same images for you as it does for me. Still, we all know Beck is but a humble TV personality, just trying to “awaken” this country, the land we all love.
Personality politics. You have Chavez in Venezuela, Kibaki in Kenya, Ahmadinejad in Iran, Obama in the United States. I know grouping Obama with this gang of nefarious characters is bound to raise an eyebrow or two.