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    What play did you choose? What act, scene and line numbers did you choose? What character did you play?

    I read a soliloquy by Iago in the tragedy Othello, Act 3 Scene 3 lines 268-278.

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    Shakespeare Vocalized

    What play did you choose? What act, scene and line numbers did you choose? What character did you play? I read a soliloquy by Iago in the tragedy Othello, Act 3 Scene 3 lines 268-278. ...

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    Shakespeare’s play Othello is a masterpiece of trickery and tragedy driven by the villain, Iago. Early on in the play, it is revealed that Desdemona, the wife of Othello (the Moor and the play’s namesake), m

    Othello Close Read II

    Shakespeare's play Othello is a masterpiece of trickery and tragedy driven by the villain, Iago. Early on in the play, it is revealed that Desdemona, the wife of Othello (the Moor and the play's namesake), married without her father's consent or...

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    I figured I should send you a comment because your post is blank… I would be very interested to read your post if it weren’t, though!
    From the title alone, you have a very interesting argument at hand. I’ve heard about the waste products from bovine industries ruining the world before — but never ruining our health (at least not…Read More

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    Determinism has been a topic in Western religious debates for as long as theology has been a field of study. The argument stems from the paradox between an omniscient (all-knowing) higher being, generally termed

    Human-Based Determinism

    Determinism has been a topic in Western religious debates for as long as theology has been a field of study. The argument stems from the paradox between an omniscient (all-knowing) higher being, generally termed "God", and the perceived or...

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    • Eric,
      I am glad to find that someone else shares my interest in the matter of determinism. I find this topic incredibly fascinating, and the way you include the human’s capacity or potential to read someone’s mind to influence a predestined path for them is very thought provoking. I encourage you to read my post of determinism as well. You can find it all the way at the bottom of my page, it should be the first post. One website that may intrigue you and a website that helped my research on this topic is, https://labs.psych.ucsb.edu/schooler/jonathan/sites/labs.psych.ucsb.edu.schooler.jonathan/files/pubs/what_science_tell_us.pdf. Thank you for your post.

      -Thomas K.

    • The easy resolution is the realization that predictions are not incompatible with free will. Such a claim is ridiculous. If I can predict the way a congressman will vote based on his party affiliation, is he suddenly some nonhuman agent with no will of his own?

      The natural conclusion of deterministic arguments always comes down to self-defeating, incoherent assertions like the above.

      Fundamentally, making accurate predictions is not the same as stripping someone of the choice to make those predictions. Most importantly, one must understand that the future is merely a logical construction. The future does not exist. It has no material presence. Thus, making a claim about it does not have any material consequence. Thus, prediction does not strip people of free will.

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    Sadly, Gale does not seem to have the most current scientific journals, which have only recently begun publishing research that would further my thesis. However, I did find one (see reference below) that

    Gale Research

    Sadly, Gale does not seem to have the most current scientific journals, which have only recently begun publishing research that would further my thesis. However, I did find one (see reference below) that illustrates the promising technology going into...

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