Oriental wrote:Dear WIMH,
...and the Law is mankind’s desperate and imperfect attempt to achieve but the slightest sense of justice....
not sure what you're getting at Oriental. if you're venting there are a dozen other threads going already where you could do that. if you're talking about the philosophy of law (jurisprudence) that's a very intriguing field which i would be happy to discuss.
bushbride wrote:Take for example stress, as an emotion. The symptoms of stress can be hair loss and hair gain - depending on which way our hormones work. So, the brain can have the ability to control the levels of stress we feel. We can increase stressful thoughts to increase hair loss, or reduce stressful thoughts to encourage hair retention. Same way we can increase and decrease our blood pressure and strain on the heart. Therefore, we can be responsible for actions.
exactly. good example.
bushbride wrote:But we do get into the area of mental illness here. If you are mentally disadvantaged and do not have full use of your brain, then are you immune to the 'consious justice circle'?
what's a conscious justice circle? yes i think there must be the capacity for choice for us to be held responsible. that's why insanity is a mitigating factor in a court of law. and just to get technical, none of us has full use of our brain. it is enough that we are aware
bushbride wrote:Further more, The Law (Oriental) is based on religon. The 10 commandments and Islam, Buddism etc depending on where you are from. This is selective in nature. Man selects the stories or bits of a teaching that they feel is 'acceptable' for the society we choose to have. But I find it interesting that in Christianty, "he without sin cast the first stone' and justice is only served at gods hand. Yet we play the control game of taking power into our own hands to form a social norm/ social existance.... selective survival
can you imagine one person trying to enforce a law over another that he invented all by himself? on what authority would the other accept this shackle? no, god comes in very useful in this case for pre-democratic societies. if you believe that all men are equal then we must appeal to a higher authority to impose restrictions on another against his will.
ringo100 wrote:But does the subconscious influence the conscious mind?
more than you know. i'm starting to understand how the subconscious has a greater power over our lives than the conscious.
Cheekybeek wrote:I don't believe that we can stop the sympathetic nervous system from doing its' job.
what about suicide?