Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sorry, Arminians, but free will may just be the brain's 'background noise'

OK, so the title is tongue-in-cheek. Mostly. But consider this report from Live Science:
It's a question that has plagued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years: Is free will an illusion?

Now, a new study suggests that free will may arise from a hidden signal buried in the "background noise" of chaotic electrical activity in the brain, and that this activity occurs almost a second before people consciously decide to do something.

Though "purposeful intentions, desires and goals drive our decisions in a linear cause-and-effect kind of way, our finding shows that our decisions are also influenced by neural noise within any given moment," study co-author Jesse Bengson, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Davis, wrote in an email to Live Science. "This random firing, or noise, may even be the carrier upon which our consciousness rides, in the same way that radio static is used to carry a radio station."
So it would seem Calvinism is backed up by scripture and science! :)

1 comment:

David Brainerd said...

So you're openly admiting that Calvinists are atheists....because only atheists give a crap about the lies atheist "science" falsely-so-called puts out to disprove the Bible.

The jig is up. You can't burn us at the stake like Servetus. We all know you don't believe in God, that Calvinism is just a way to be an atheist while pretending on this high horse of being a Christian while everyone knows you're not. And every day, or should I say week, you prove it further by consenting to this kind of atheist crap. But that's all good: pile up your blasphemy and "according to your hardness and unrepentant heart treasure up unto yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God" you unbelievers.

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