Some here say the universe messes with my brain chemistry

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I just pointed out how your premise was mostly asserted nonsense - which it is.
Yeah, you just said so, with no data to present refuting that brain chemistry is individually unique, other than declaring it reductio ad absurdum. I can toss out accusations, too, but they have zero value. Come back with some academia behind you. Good luck. "In the private sector, they expect results." Best line in a movie, ever, and so very true.

I'm not getting into an argument that your science can beat up my science. That's reductio ad puerile.
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Yeah, you just said so, with no data to present refuting that brain chemistry is individually unique, other than declaring it reductio ad absurdum. I can toss out accusations, too, but they have zero value. Come back with some academia behind you. Good luck. "In the private sector, they expect results." Best line in a movie, ever, and so very true.
Why do I need to refute that brain chemistry is individually unique? On what possible basis so you think determinism, and the laws of physics operating over all different individuals with the different genetics and didn’t states wouldn’t create unique brain chemistry?

You’re just making up wild semi-related claims and then asserting that determinism can’t explain them - making no attempt to link the claim with some aspect of determinism.

Also, bear in mind you seem to be ignoring the main argument:

We always chose what is the most preferable option to us at the time. Not what is someone analyzing the situation on the internet later: not what leads us to least harm, or even what the rational part of our brain considers preferable. We have conscious motivations, unconscious motivations, emotional motivations that all weigh in.

In some scenarios all those come together so that the the choice that is most preferable at that moment,  perhaps jacked up on adrenakine; having to make a snap decision so considering things quickly - is to sacrifice yourself.

We can only chose that preferable option; because chose is an illusion: as SM said extremely well, and I will steal - we don’t chose, we make a determination.

Computers can do that.




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He had a preference for one over the other. This CAUSED him to "choose". It was not an "unfettered" choice whatever that is. It was a determination of which he preferred. A determination requires no actual choice. 

If he had preference then he was subject to cause and effect (determinism)

Definitions are in the end arbitrary though useless unless agreed upon a priori. This is why defining terms is an important part of any debate. 
This is extremely well stated. Kudos
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Definitions are in the end arbitrary though useless unless agreed upon a priori.

False narrative is becoming the new set of truths for humanity, ergo, end-date-for-humanity is 2232 { approx. }.

So definitions may become irrelevant, to who convinces who ---overall in society--- of what the truth is.
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2232
Well I'll be dead by then; but that is still a sad thought; but I'll never find out if you are right. 
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Well I'll be dead by then; but that is still a sad thought; but I'll never find out if you are right.

Sad = negative,  however, some of us like to be realistic.

What is a realistic view of humanities future existence on Earth? Is there some special pass card from God/Universe that allows humanity to exceed however many billions of people within some period of time on Earth?

“The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. This Dark Ages prison has no steel bars, chains, or locks. Instead, it is locked by misorientation and built of misinformation.”

Carl Sagan, in published book ---The Dragons of Eden?--   also speaks of humanity in or entering a ' dark age ', ergo  has similar dire consideration for humanities future. 

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I agree that we are finite but end of days claims are historically common place. I don't think anyone knows when it is coming. 
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I agree that we are finite but end of days claims are historically common place. I don't think anyone knows when it is coming. 
We are each finite individually.  Humanity most likely  finite ending time on Earth.  The realistic assessment, is that it will be sooner --2232 { aprox. }---- rather than later 7 million years from now.   My prognostication approach used some cosmic values, that, which resultant was equal to the human population on on Earth, around 2015. 

So I can understand why some would say, that 2015, should be the end-date, and  here we are at 2021.  So my 210 years was and add-on based older, native american indian wisdom. 

Sure nobody knows yet some of us like to be realistic. Ex enough humanit thought that M.A.Destruction was pretty dumb to continue, and alot of those stupid things ended ex 24 hr bombers in the sky with hydrogen bombs.  How close to the end were we then?  Close enough that there was large public outcry.

What is a realistic view of humanities future existence on Earth?  Does anyone really see positives that would change my prognostication?

Is there some special pass card from God/Universe that allows humanity to exceed however many billions of people ---500 billion--  within some period of time on Earth?

No is the correct answser.  Maybe there is some prognostication formulae that shows humanity going forward with some amount of people some amount of years.  If you have not watched this video, I think it is a good conclusion about mind accessing creatures, like humans.