[extropy-chat] Best To Regard Free Will as Existing

Samantha Atkins 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.

- samantha
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