|Cover section from Russell Rhyne’s 2003 The Act of Choosing, wherein, citing Kurt Lewin, among others, he argues for a “socio field”, or sociofield as Paris Arnopoulos (1993) calls it, and states that the ability to “choose”, or make a choice, originated 4M years ago and that the “melding of reason with choosing gave our species its edge over all the other hominids”. (Ѻ)|
“Religion isn't really only about how the world was created. That's just the sideshow. The chapters in Genesis that deal with creation of the world are only two or three. What religion really is, is the most radical statement in the history of the world, which is that every single one of you possesses the power to ‘choose’ the kind of person you want to be. There is a god who gave us moral commandments and that without god, the laws of do not kill, do not steal, do not commit adultery, are nothing but euphemisms for personal taste, because if there isn’t a god who is the ultimate arbiter and thee standard by which these laws have definition then all we have are two different people who are disagreeing.
I want Sam Harris to please address: a child is born and he has severe Down syndrome. He will never be anything but a burden to his parents. He is a financial strain. Special needs children often even ruin the marriages of their parents. Why should we not euthanize that child? We get so upset that Hitler euthanize the infirm, but doesn't that sort of makes sense? In fact Francis Crick, who won the Nobel Prize for mapping the DNA molecule, said that we should really define birth as two days after parturition so that a baby could be examined for defects and if those defects were sufficiently deleterious we could declare the child to not yet have been born. The only reason we keep that child alive, even though we all live in a society of limited resources, is because life is ‘sacred’, not because of the quality of life, but the sanctity of life. There's no rational reason.
Somewhere right now, there is a police officer in the north of Mexico and he barely arms enough money to support his family and that drug dealer wants to give them a few extra bucks to look at the other way while they smuggle cocaine into the United States, and no one's ever going to find out, and no one's ever going to see, and no one’s ever going to know. Tell me one reason why the police officer should not take the money when he needs it for his family? Give me one moral reason other than the idea that there is justice in the world and that we have the power to choose our moral character? Everything we’ve heard in this conference is that people almost have no choice. Science seems to be going against choice. Biological determinism. Genetic predisposition. Freud said we’re far less far less masters of our own mental household than we otherwise suppose, an out of control id and ego. But religion says that at every moment you have the power to choose.”
“There is an unbridgeable gap between the ‘behavior’ of [subatomic particles] and those of human beings who constitute the objects of study of social science. Aside from pure physical reflexes, human behavior cannot be understood without the concept of volition—the unbridgeable capacity to change our minds up to the very last minute. By way of contrast, the elements of nature ‘behave’ as they do for reasons of which we know only one thing: the particles of physics do not ‘choose’ to behave as they do.”
"There is, after all, only one nature."
|The general model that many have in regards to choice: the idea that the hydrogen atom has no choice whatsoever, but that at some blurry "emergent" or ontic opening point in the rise in form change to humans the property of molecules to "chose" (see: ABC model) on their own become evident or something along these lines.|
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so to do humans, or rather "human molecules", via extrapolate up logic, likewise, have no "choice" in the bonding and debonding interactions, via similar heat-releasing or heat-absorbing processes, that he or she encounters in his or her course of daily reaction existence of combustion-like human chemical reactions (see: HCR theory). Acceptance of this premise, however, requires a completed "revolution" in human thought, particularly so in respect to the world's belief system, of which over 75 percent is dominated by a 5,000-year old soul/karma weight based morality system per culturally-transmitted Anunian theology.