Atheist Exile's Blog – November 2010 Archive (2)

Mental Feedback: The key to consciousness, intelligence, and free will.

Free will can be a very contentious topic. People can't seem to agree on what it means, exactly. Much of the difficulty arises from the use of the word, "free", in the term, "free will". To be truly free would require supernatural agency. We CAN'T act contrary to natural law, so we are constrained by nature.



Free will, therefor, exists in context of the most basic of natural laws: causality. Free will constrained by causality? To those who believe…
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Added by Atheist Exile on November 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Supernatural Gobbledygook and Pretension.

My main approach to explaining atheism is not to deny God but, rather, to deny any knowledge about the supernatural -- and I think we can all agree that God is as supernatural as it gets.



A common response to the above assertion goes something like, "What IS the supernatural, anyway?", or "That depends on what you mean by supernatural".



So let's clearly delineate the difference between the natural and supernatural realms.



The natural realm is the entire universe… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 23, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

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