I tend to agree with Matt Dillahaunty who cites Danial Dennett frequently. We seem to have an illusion of free will and the idea that we could have made something different if we wanted to. However, if we could actually back up time so that every atom and molecule was in the exact same place and every neuron subject to firing in the exact same way, the exact same decision would have been made. So what is this free will everyone speaks of and where does it come from?
And why do we need the word "free" in front of it. Isn't that just a theological "hang on" that is about as useful as the too long part of a toe nail. Isn't it just will? And if it is just "will." What does it mean to have a 'will" in the face of a deterministic universe.
(Just thought I would start something as all the insane theists seem to have given us a break.) So thoughts on Determinism and Free Will anyone? What is "will" and just how determined are things?
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