Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Free Will...

To quote someone more literate than a simple Topiary Cow:

"I was a free man until they brought the dessert menu around. There was one of those molten chocolate cakes, and I was suddenly being dragged into a vortex, swirling helplessly toward caloric doom, sucked toward the edge of a black chocolate hole..."

"A bevy of experiments in recent years suggest that the conscious mind is like a monkey riding a tiger of subconscious decisions and actions in progress, frantically making up stories about being in control."

Read more: Free Will: Now You Have It, Now You Don’t

The Topiary Cow should like to lose 15 pounds if she can get that monkey off the tiger, that is.