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Free Will is a Delusion
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[quote:Kay 72054:MV8yNjUxNTdfNDY4Mzc3OF9DREZERjBFMA==] [quote:Naturyl] But it is still my choice, isn't it? Sure, if you want to call something that you have no choice about a "choice." :) [/quote] Funny, it seems to me that I make choices all day long. Sometimes, I hunger and want to eat and say 'no' to myself because I want to be slim. I prefer to stir my husband. Sometimes, I walk away from the computer because I must perform my duties. Sometimes, I keep my mouth shut because I don't want to start an argument with my daughter. Sometimes, I force myself to get out of bed instead of sleep, not to do unto others as they would have me do unto them, but because I want to honor God and go to church. And for some reason, these are all things I do for DUTY, not because of the golden rule. But because I choose to be a better human being today than I was yesterday. [/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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