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Free Will is a Delusion
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[quote:Kay 72054:MV8yNjUxNTdfNDY4Mzc5MF81REE1NTU1Qw==] [quote:Omega] Thank you all for the input. I'll go with what I know..... Thanks Trinity. I WILL add when I do not maintain awareness in this regard I revert back to the norm....which means shit happens....without all the long winded discussions on this thread. Even though OP's and Sol's input is to be applauded..... [/quote] Yes, which was my chief problem with the theory: chaos always finds a way into the equation, right when you think you have everything figured out! [/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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