Monday, July 28, 2008

objective reality

I am a determinist,
compelled to act as if free will existed
because if I wish to live in a civilized society
I must act responsibly

My career has been determined
by various forces over which I have no control
primarily those mysterious glands
in which nature prepares the very essence of life

Henry Ford may call it his Inner Voice,
Socrates referred to it as his daemon:
each man explains in his own way
the fact that the human will is not free
Everything is determined
by the force over which we have no control
for the insect as well as for the star

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust,
we all dance to a mysterious time,
intoned in the distance by an invisible player

- Einstein

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