I did it kind of through a three pronged approach - I talked about our inherent tendency for involuntary belief from an evolutionary perspective and also through examples of our subconscious, then created a counterargument that kind of connected why people tend to full-heartedly believe they have control over their beliefs out of a desire for self-autonomy and purpose to the common opposing points, and explained how that could still exist in a world where voluntary belief doesn't exist and the opposing points were flawed.
I said the question was nonsensical and talked about God's perspective of time, relating to the block time theory. Wbu?
That's a really interesting way to look at it, how did you manage to make your answer congruent with beliefs about free will?
Pretty much my argument was that God was doing nothing. I looked at it from one perspective where man has created God so it's the cosmos that precedes Him and also mentioned how the question assumes that God is a person who does something, but its more likely that God exists in a way in which he doesn't necessarily do anything and his very existence is what brings the cosmos into being. I rounded off with that one thought experiment about Mary the scientist in a colorless room and that we can't really get a proper answer to the question but we don't really need one so as far as we're concerned he wasn't doing anything.
Hey, did anyone submit an essay to the John Locke Institute Essay Comp this year? I did a law question.
I did a psych question. Have you received anything from the committee? I really need to know whether if they will notify candidates who didn't get shortlisted by email or not, cuz I feel like I didn't make it.