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The follow is a Criticism of the podcast "How I forgave my mother".

5:02 “Now, why did I want to believe that she could make better choices”?

Better choices relative to what? Relative to what you might have perceived of as better. Or relative to what she perceived as better? Can an argument not be made that your mother did deliberate and arrived at a conclusion that she perceived of as better? Thus, leading to the conclusion that she was making better choices.

This standard of “better choices” is something that you criticized Ayn Rand for in her suggestion of a standard of morality being “that which promotes life”. You criticized this due to its subjectivity. What promotes life for George Bush will be radically different from that which promotes life for Afghani citizens. Thus, it would be impossible to universalize this standard. This exact criticism applies to this standard of “better choices”.

5:20 “A puppy can’t make better choices, so you don’t have to forgive the puppy for peeing on the floor. A baby can’t make better choices so you forgive the baby for peeing in your eye.”

Is it reasonable to liken the cognitive capacity of a fully grown adult woman to a baby and a puppy?

6:01 “It would be wrong to be angry at someone who can’t make choices”.

I agree. It would be wrong to get angry at someone who cannot make choices. It would be wrong to get angry at someone in a coma. It would be wrong to get angry at someone with a very severe cognitive impairment. It would be wrong to get angry at a baby. Does a fully grown adult woman fall into any of these categories?

6:22 “In a strange way it is because I wanted to stay close to her that I stayed angry at her because if I can make better choices and my mother can make better choices, then we are similar. We’re in the same category”.
Would it not be more reasonable to suggest that the categories which the two of you inhabit are that of moral and immoral? As opposed to having choice and not having choice? Since by “better” I am assuming that you mean “better” relative to the ideal of virtue.

8:20 “By the time I met her she was post free will”.

Would it not be more reasonable to suggest that by the time you met her she was post morality? That she lost the capacity to opt for the morally virtuous choice.

8:40 “By the time I met her she was a robot. By the time I met her she was post free will”...

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Original video by Jean-François Gariépy on The Public Space:
Semiogogue | TPS #741
https://youtu.be/sc5CbkdaChM

JF's book: The Revolutionary Phenotype: The amazing story of how life begins and how it ends
https://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Phenotype-amazing-story-begins/dp/1729861563

JF on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoFIyMX7PmlwwdmpXfyeNA

Intro music: OBLIVION OVERTURE by Scott Buckley

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1 year, 1 month ago

Original video by Jean-François Gariépy on The Public Space:
Ask Me Anything | TPS #739
https://youtu.be/d2zpIQENls4

JF's book: The Revolutionary Phenotype: The amazing story of how life begins and how it ends
https://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Phenotype-amazing-story-begins/dp/1729861563

JF on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoFIyMX7PmlwwdmpXfyeNA

Intro music: OBLIVION OVERTURE by Scott Buckley

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1 year, 1 month ago

Just a little experiment using clips of Alan Watts and Philosopher Newport talking about this life as a spiritually harmless dream.

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1 year, 3 months ago

A review by Jean-François Gariépy.
Original video on The Public Space:
Feminist Wants to Abolish The Family | TPS #681
https://youtu.be/NMT4aN7D7wQ

JF's book: The Revolutionary Phenotype: The amazing story of how life begins and how it ends
https://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Phenotype-amazing-story-begins/dp/1729861563

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1 year, 3 months ago

Determinism - Free will
Original video by Jean-François Gariépy on The Public Space:
Is Evolutionary Psychology Possible? | TPS #650
https://youtu.be/gqX5BPEcfi8

JF on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoFIyMX7PmlwwdmpXfyeNA

JF's book: The Revolutionary Phenotype: The amazing story of how life begins and how it ends
https://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Phenotype-amazing-story-begins/dp/1729861563

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1 year, 4 months ago

Let the system starve.
Be in a position where you can at least laugh at the fall.
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1 year, 5 months ago

I discuss the idea of free will and its implications.

1 year, 10 months ago

[MIRROR] Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uRTjfhIf4M
More info: https://www.closertotruth.com/series/big-questions-free-will

Free will seems obvious, simple, common; but it's subtle, profound, maddening. Free will probes the deep nature of human existence. But big questions have big problems. How to make progress? Can bringing together scientists, philosophers and theologians help? That's what the 'Big Questions in Free Will' project is doing.

1 year, 11 months ago

One of the Top Question About The Bible:
Is there free will or only an allusion?
How can we have free will if god knows the future?
How does God know everything, if there is free will?
If God knows everything, how can there be free will?
If God knows the future, how can there be free will?
How Can God know the future?

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2 years ago

Though I’m sure certain hyper-Calvinists on the web will have a fit, I responded to Justin Brierley’s article attempting to refute Reformed theology in the context of disputing with a brother, not an enemy. I hope Justin will hear my words in that context. You can find Justin’s article here: https://www.premierchristianity.com/Past-Issues/2018/November-2018/Why-both-atheists-and-Christians-need-to-believe-in-free-will

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2 years, 6 months ago

Jack Angstreich debate with Sye Ten Bruggencate in Ask Yourself Discord Server.
Determinism in Meaning

2 years, 9 months ago