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Posted 3/16/16

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Why not? I've heard this before baby.


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Sounds nice but the answer couldn't be more wrong. The first post was written so strangely that I thought it must be a riddle and I'm a little bit disappointed right now that it's this answer. That's the answer people will give you when they have no idea what they're talking about.
Completely free will is an illusion. No human will ever be able to decide something just by free will. Nothing anywhere happens just because "why not?". "Why not?" is the answer if you don't want to think about something and accept things like they are. "Why not?" nowadays is like "God" 150 years ago.


Free will is a choice, and there are many people who choose to live a life of understanding rather than logic. The answer of why not is simply our ability to question logic, and create our own understanding.

It's not like I'm asking you why is the sky blue? I'm not asking you why do we use physics. I'm simply asking.... why? It is our free will to provide any answer we decide, and all of those answers are no more wrong than they are right. The answer I have provided was simply the choice of free will at its core, to question the question, because we can.


That's completely nonsense. Free will can't be a choice. You have it or you don't have it. And "Why" alone isn't even a real question. You can't just ask why. When you only ask why, people who hear it or read it will always complete this question based on their personality. Even the answer "Why not" is only possible when the ones who answered has edited the question before answering. The only answer that would really just question the question "Why" would be something like "What?".
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Posted 3/16/16 , edited 3/16/16
This question was covered in my psyche course.
apparently this was before the 100 word limit.


The first person out the door only wrote " B E C A U S E ! "

Several wrote "WHY NOT?"

After the hour was up one person had a 6 page answer.

What the teacher was looking for was the simplest/shortest answer to the question.
Something he had stressed for 6 weeks prior.
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And just like every other exam I've done I fell asleep reading it.
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Posted 3/16/16

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Humms wrote:


srlan23 wrote:

Sounds nice but the answer couldn't be more wrong. The first post was written so strangely that I thought it must be a riddle and I'm a little bit disappointed right now that it's this answer. That's the answer people will give you when they have no idea what they're talking about.
Completely free will is an illusion. No human will ever be able to decide something just by free will. Nothing anywhere happens just because "why not?". "Why not?" is the answer if you don't want to think about something and accept things like they are. "Why not?" nowadays is like "God" 150 years ago.


Free will is a choice, and there are many people who choose to live a life of understanding rather than logic. The answer of why not is simply our ability to question logic, and create our own understanding.

It's not like I'm asking you why is the sky blue? I'm not asking you why do we use physics. I'm simply asking.... why? It is our free will to provide any answer we decide, and all of those answers are no more wrong than they are right. The answer I have provided was simply the choice of free will at its core, to question the question, because we can.


That's completely nonsense. Free will can't be a choice. You have it or you don't have it. And "Why" alone isn't even a real question. You can't just ask why. When you only ask why, people who hear it or read it will always complete this question based on their personality. Even the answer "Why not" is only possible when the ones who answered has edited the question before answering. The only answer that would really just question the question "Why" would be something like "What?".


Why can't it be a choice? You either answer the question, or you don't, or you can question it, the choice of free will, because I have the choice to do so. I can literally walk outside, go over to my neighbors house whom I have never spoken to, knock on their door, wait until they open the door, say hello, and walk away. If that's not free will, I'm not sure what is. Everyone has it, most just choose not to use it which is why having the choice to use it, or not to use it comes in to play. It baffles the mind to hear free will is not a choice, do I need to buy it or something? Or do I always need to use it for every given situation? Do you see where this can be a problem?

Why? That is absolutely a question, it is just irrelevant to most people who can't seem to grasp the simplicity of such a question. If you respond with what? Then I will ask the question again, Because you haven't questioned the question, it's like you basically don't understand the question. Pretty sure that's not questioning anything, I just think it would be a pretty bad response, because it's literally questioning nothing, where as why not? Is questioning the why?

I really don't know how far this can go
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You wrote that free will is a choice but that's impossible. You have a free will or you don't. You can't choose to have one. That would be only possible if you would be a robot with a free will unit and you choose that it should get removed. Then you decided not to have a free will but as a biological, naturally human/animal/plant etc. you can't choose to have one. Of course I can make decision but every decision I make is unfluenced. You will never be able to make a decision out of free will alone. That's why I wrote completely free will is an illusion.
I've already answered why "Why?" isn't a real question and why "why not?" is one of the worst answeres you could give. You're not explaining it in your last post. If I answer the question with "why not" I can still question "why?" again. "What?" forces you to explain the question. The only reason why it looks like "why not?" is questioning the question is because of the questionmark at the end but it's actually just a rethorical question that won't question anything. Because you don't won't "Why not?" to be answered. As I wrote that's like "God" 150 years ago.
"It is how it is", " Why not?", "God did it", that's all the same. Accepting "why not?" means you're not questioning anything, you accept things how they are.
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srlan23 wrote:

You wrote that free will is a choice but that's impossible. You have a free will or you don't. You can't choose to have one. That would be only possible if you would be a robot with a free will unit and you choose that it should get removed. Then you decided not to have a free will but as a biological, naturally human/animal/plant etc. you can't choose to have one. Of course I can make decision but every decision I make is unfluenced. You will never be able to make a decision out of free will alone. That's why I wrote completely free will is an illusion.
I've already answered why "Why?" isn't a real question and why "why not?" is one of the worst answeres you could give. You're not explaining it in your last post. If I answer the question with "why not" I can still question "why?" again. "What?" forces you to explain the question. The only reason why it looks like "why not?" is questioning the question is because of the questionmark at the end but it's actually just a rethorical question that won't question anything. Because you don't won't "Why not?" to be answered. As I wrote that's like "God" 150 years ago.
"It is how it is", " Why not?", "God did it", that's all the same. Accepting "why not?" means you're not questioning anything, you accept things how they are.


you seem to defend your belief of logic very well. If you want to go about this logically, then yes; we will ultimately have free will, or we wont. The process and life behind being human, we either stand up, or be forever down.

Being a robot... Is that no different than being human? We learn and function by doing repetitive actions, and we hold onto memory and information to use when we are given the proper command, we are all cogs in the machine at some point in our life, or for eternity.

My theory is more sovereign; that we look at this question without any context. Should that necessarily mean that the question cannot have a proper response? No, I believe that a question that has no context is simply a question we can create based on our own free will, which is why I will always stand by my choice to do so. It gives us a chance to respond with what we believe in, and if that means to question a nonsensical question; it is all the more reason to create freedom and independence.

This whole idea was merely a test. To create something from nothing, but still have meaning to others. We can write more from the question of Why? Because like minded, strong free thinkers accept the challenge to merely answer such a question. I could write pages and pages just from simply answering the question of why? but why would I do that? because we have a connection to the word why. Why is the root to the history of humanity.

I don't always need to follow logics footsteps. There is a time where we must create our own path, thus defying logic and reason. I simply understand my own conviction, and from my actions and way of thinking I create something new, something that logic hasn't followed.

Call me an idiot, a fool, whatever will best fit my response, but I will never firmly believe that we have limitations to our answers, no matter how false they may be, they will always make there way into ones thoughts. So we question them, because we must
Posted 3/17/16
This has got to be the stupidest essay topic...lmao.
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Posted 3/17/16 , edited 3/17/16
Y is a crooked letter that cannot be straightened never mind why.
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Posted 3/17/16
Because "Why not?" is a more practical question.
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