determinism holds that every event, including human cognition, decision and action are causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. meaning one event must lead to another event.
It holds that no random, spontaneous, mysterious, or miraculous events occur. Events are deemed spontaneous only because we have an incomplete knowledge of what is happening.
if i were to hold true to this, which i am, then free-will does not exist. and to take an action based on free-will is just random, illogical and hence, comedic.
so when i was asked the other day on how to write comedies. i couldn't answer straight away but i guess... if he were to ask me now, i would probably say... "write about free-wills."
free willy is a funny title. because you don't free your willy on free will. or do you? or did you? oh you did?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
39 year old man committed suicide in Canberra, Australia by shooting himself three times with a pump action shotgun. The first shot passed through his chest and went out the other side. He reloaded and shot away his throat and part of his jaw. Breathing through the wound in his throat, he again reloaded, held the gun against his chest with his hands and operated the trigger with his toes. This shot entered the thoracic cavity and demolished the heart, killing him.