Free Will and Putting Decisions

Free Will and Putting Decisions

sammy
sammy

May 1st, 2016, 6:12 am #1

Geoff.... is "free will" an illusion and does the act of putting for tempo and rhythm an "illusion" too"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscience_of_free_will

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... -illusion/



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May 18th, 2016, 3:44 pm #2

Dear sammy,

"Free will" is a debate in RELIGION. All animals have WILL or INTENTION to do this or that, and in putting the intention is to stroke the ball wherever the putter face has been aimed for line control and to send the ball with the pace that goes the proper DISTANCE all the way to the hole and not far at all past it in case of a miss. That's the animalistic ATHLETE, not the out-of-place classroom student trying to putt with the mental part of the human. Athletes don't do "schoolwork" when dancing on the golf course like very skilled animals.

The neuroscience debate about "free will" is just a catchy sideshow to boost the ratings and is actually a rather stupid debate. The more important debate is why do humans actually believe in any religious system of myths and legends and "super" natural entities and "miracles" instead of appreciating the way reality actually is. The answer seems to be humans cannot stand not having an answer to big questions like creation and death, so a made-up completely nonsensical "answer" is preferable to humans to not knowing.

None of that has anything to do with golf or putting.

Cheers!



Geoff Mangum
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sammy
sammy

August 8th, 2016, 2:21 pm #3

Mangum: ""Free will" is a debate in RELIGION. ... None of that has anything to do with golf or putting."

I beg to differ, with respect. Most recreational golfers consider golf a "religion" because all we hear is how they "love" the game. They consider their equipment as "miracles" of technology that will enable them to play without practice, or compensate for their faults.

They play with a "prayer" hoping they will be blessed through the green and on the green, because they don't have a clue what the ball is going to do after they hit/putt it.

Education is too complex for men who only want to "hit it a ton". Surely you must know that by now!

Trust all is okay with you.
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