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Old 02-20-2008, 04:29 PM   #126
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Originally Posted by Ray Jones
I think this has been said earlier in this thread, what you personally like and what you do not, is not a choice. It's based on environment and experiences, just like with all other things you like/dislike. The only choices we make is how we gonna deal with it (i.e. denial, acceptance, shove it down the world's throat, etc).
How does one determine what they like and not like in life if not by making choices? Seriously, if you're going to take the position that we have no control over what we like and don't like, why argue we have any choices at all in the first place? I didn't like spinach at one point in my life, now I do. That pretty much qualifies as having a degree of control over what you like/don't like. Unless you can show where in the human genome are the irreversible markers that say "Ray can like this, but not this" then it's silly to argue that people have no control/choice over their likes and dislikes, not merely their reactions to said objects.

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