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Free Will is a Delusion
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[quote:Naturyl:MV8yNjUxNTdfNDY4MzcwNF84QjBBMkEwQw==] [quote:Omega] Guys I am having some serious trouble here. Despite all these nice *theories* and deep discussions, I can advise you I have temporarily *overcome* the laws of physics in life threatening situations, and exploring the world in general. First let me predicate this by stating I am a large part Cherokee Indian. I know. Big deal. An example. I ride motorcycles. One time I got into big trouble, not through fault of mine, long story, but sure as shit I was fixin' to get killed. I WILLED when the event was going down NOW is NOT the time for me to die. No God, nothing. However I got outta this deal without a scratch, and yes, I DID overcome the laws of physics as we understand it. I willed it. People pulled over and freaked. Just one example. I DO NOT claim to have any special powers, LOL.. I just willed it. So how does these types of events reconcile with your theories???? I am very curious........ [/quote] Coincidence coupled with selective interpretation. In other words, you got lucky, and you choose to interpret as something more because that is what you want to believe. It's a very common psychological phenomena. Happens all the time. Cool deal on the Cherokee thing. I'm 1/8. [/quote]
Premise 1: Physics shows that all events are either caused or random.
Premise 2: All human actions are events.
Conclusion: All human actions are either caused or random.
If human actions are caused, they are not freely chosen. If they are random, they are also not freely chosen.
And we cannot say that human actions are "caused by free choice" to save the concept of free will, for "free choice" itself is either caused or random.
"Free will" is either a misunderstanding of causation or a misunderstanding of randomness. It is not real, and is thus either an illusion or a delusion, depending on your view of how useful the fiction is.
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