by Arunbear (Prior)
 on Apr 01, 2015 at 09:32 UTC ( #1122103=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Who makes your decisions?

 I make decisions, and my brain carries them out 84/15% My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky) 133/23% I make some decisions, and my brain makes others 102/18% My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out 80/14% I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making 67/12% The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered 113/20% 579 total votes
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by Tux (Canon) on Apr 01, 2015 at 11:13 UTC

I am in doubt whether to choose "any of the above", but I cannot decide.

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Apr 01, 2015 at 10:18 UTC

Er...um...er...I...er....

by hdb (Monsignor) on Apr 01, 2015 at 09:47 UTC

The world is deterministic and we just move through the time-dimension at constant speed (1s per sec).

Time is an illusion.
If time is just an illusion then our entire reality is an illusion. Time is simply how we process our planet rotating around the sun. It can also be measured by our moon rotating around our planet. Time is relative to our location. Meditative contemplatives aside, time is quite real. Unless we are not real ...

Ah, but that does not discount the concept of decision making. The idea of compatibilism states that the presence of deterministic laws does not discount free will. http://existentialcomics.com/comic/70

\$thanks++, zsl
by dasgar (Priest) on Apr 01, 2015 at 19:46 UTC
by shmem (Chancellor) on Apr 01, 2015 at 21:42 UTC

I delegate any decision to zentara. Then, either the universe carries out the consequences thereof, or I might cheat.

perl -le'print map{pack c,(\$-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Apr 07, 2015 at 18:44 UTC

There is a reason I refer to the love of my life as SWMBO! (She Who Must Be Obeyed!)

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; Blog: http://blog.berghold.net Warning: No political correctness allowed.
by GotToBTru (Prior) on Apr 01, 2015 at 21:00 UTC

I've decided this is the stupidest poll I've ever seen. Deciding how I decided that is left as an exercise for the reader.

Dum Spiro Spero
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Apr 01, 2015 at 21:47 UTC

Okay! I got it. I just ... ummmm ... but .. no ... um ... Dammit!

by Happy-the-monk (Canon) on Apr 03, 2015 at 14:49 UTC

Will decide how to answer this later.

Cheers, Sören

Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
(hooked on the Perl Programming language)

Re: Who makes your decisions? (yount)
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 01, 2015 at 09:44 UTC
by vitoco (Friar) on Apr 02, 2015 at 13:48 UTC

Sometimes I carry out whatever, or even nothing, except what my brain had decided. For example, my brain decided for the "none of the above" option in this poll, but I could't select it.

by Arunbear (Prior) on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:31 UTC
The idea for this poll came after watching this talk: Brain over mind which considers how little influence the conscious self/mind has.
watching this talk: Brain over mind

Thank you for posting that. It is one of the most interesting & watchable things I've seen online in ages.

Don't you just love to watch people who know their subject so well, that they can take you through difficult stuff at break neck speed without leaving you behind.

With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I'm with torvalds on this
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Agile (and TDD) debunked

The talk is completely about neuroscience and ignores psychology. Of course, this is an neuroscience vs psychology old debate. Ironically, he quotes Jung, but completely ignores his psychology. If only that Jung specifically questions the idea of the psyche being in the brain. The speaker uses anecdotal evidence to prove his point. I stopped listening at about 16 minutes where he starting getting into psychology and reveal his personal, (what some would call) religious views. Regardless, he is a good speaker.

In a sense, this poll, being so inspired, is based on this question of neuroscience vs psychology.

The speaker uses anecdotal evidence to prove his point.
The speaker used well studied cases that are counterexamples to a widely believed hypothesis.
The talk is completely about neuroscience and ignores psychology.
I'd say the implicit premise of this talk (which is very well done by the way) is that neuroscience is psychology.
by FloydATC (Deacon) on Apr 12, 2015 at 08:28 UTC

Nothing is real, we only exist in your imagination.

-- FloydATC

Time flies when you don't know what you're doing

by wjw (Priest) on Apr 15, 2015 at 19:23 UTC

All decisions are already made, one simply needs to randomly select one that seems to fit the flavor of the day. At least that is my understanding of chaos theory....

...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

by taint (Chaplain) on Apr 30, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
It's all a matter of perception, and in the end, no one can say with any certainty their perception is correct.

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by chacham (Prior) on Apr 16, 2015 at 16:41 UTC

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