- 1. Either an event has a cause (determined), or doesn't have a cause (spontaneous)
- 2. A decision (like joining a religious group) is an event
- 3. Therefore all decisions are either determined by something else (a gene, a loss in the family), or are spontaneous (there was no choice, it just happened)
- 1. The past determines the present
- 2. You cannot change the past
- 3. You cannot change the present
I might have butchered the argument a little, but the basic premise stands. I'm a compatiblest though, so there is some free will, its just not some god given right.
But really, this is simply a tragedy caused by one mentally unstable person, who was pointed at a congresswomen as the source of all problems.
and they are falling all over themselves (actually not very hard to do at 80) trying to buy one.
There we go, if Apple did funny commercials this would be perfect. 80 year old women with walkers or hoverounds buzzing forward to be the first one to get the iPad. It would be priceless.
In that case, rather than vote 0, I would have put down 3.
Although, I would love to see most of the intersections in DC tore up and replaced with Round-a-Bouts. I hate the fact that you can get intersections which are practically 20 feet from each other.