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If neuroscientists were one day able to predict your every action and decision based on brain scans, will you abandon the concept of free will? 

The vast majority of people think we have free will and are the authors of our own life stories. But if neuroscientists were one day able to predict our every action based on brain scans, would people abandon this belief in droves? A new study concludes that such knowledge would not by itself be enough to shake our confidence in our own volition.

 Author Sam Harris puts it: “If determinism is true, the future is set – and this includes all our future states of mind and our subsequent behaviour.”

we as a generation have the potential to be the best generation so far on this planet. we need to continue to educate ourselves and educate others. don’t be a bystander to hate, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or injustice of any kind. be a bigger person so other people can be people too. 

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it’s based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility
—  Martha Nussbaum
Farting. People kill themselves by holding in their flatulence, you know when you have to fart but you don’t fart and you’re holding it in? You’re actually killing yourself, you’re letting methane into your system when you’re supposed to let it out, you know that’s the way your body is supposed to work. But society has now stopped us from doing that and we’re making our lives shorter by not letting go, we’re holding onto our poison to be polite. So people should FART that’s just one of the things that they should do.
—  Quentin Tarantino on Timothy Carey’s philosophy
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