[ExI] free will

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 16:50:14 UTC 2023

On Tue, 31 Oct 2023 at 14:59, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Does a person 100% of the time perform the most probable response in the circumstances?
> billw
> _______________________________________________

Scientist, after decades of study, concludes: We don't have free will
by Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times        October 19, 2023


After more than 40 years studying humans and other primates, Sapolsky
has reached the conclusion that virtually all human behavior is as far
beyond our conscious control as the convulsions of a seizure, the
division of cells or the beating of our hearts.

"The world is really screwed up and made much, much more unfair by the
fact that we reward people and punish people for things they have no
control over," Sapolsky said. "We've got no free will. Stop
attributing stuff to us that isn't there."


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