[extropy-chat] Best To Regard Free Will as Existing
sjatkins at mac.com
Fri Apr 6 05:06:47 UTC 2007
On Apr 5, 2007, at 7:50 PM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> On 4/6/07, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net> wrote:
> There's no paradox here folks, it's just about using the appropriate
> context. We have no problem at all describing the behavior of *other*
> agents in fully deterministic terms. It's only when we consider
> volition from our own point of view that we are seduced and overcome
> by the illusion that something special is going on.
> So you agree that free will consists only in the fact that we don't
> know what we're going to do until we do it?
> A digression: does God have free will? It would seem to be
> inconsistent with omniscience.
So now you want to talk about invisible unicorns? I rest my case
regarding the merits of this topic.
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