[ExI] Everett worlds

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 12:32:45 UTC 2020

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 4:59 AM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

*> It’s not clear what you mean by “free will”. *

It's never clear what anybody means by "free will".

> *> There are various contradictory definitions. The most common definition
> among modern philosophers is compatibilism, which holds that we act freely
> if we do so according to our preferences and in the absence of coercion,*

There was a reason I decided to watch a movie rather than go to the beach and
I'm a cuckoo clock, or there was no reason for my decision and I'm a
roulette wheel. And we're always subject to coercion, I may want to jump
over the moon but gravity and the lack of energy in the muscles of my legs
conspire to prevent my desire from being fulfilled.

 John K Clark
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