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Topic: is free will an illusion?
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Virgil

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Re: is free will an illusion?
Posted: Oct 26, 2013 4:59 PM
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In article <bac8a05b-5df0-4dcb-acf1-7948bc0dee4d@googlegroups.com>,
FredJeffries <FredJeffries@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:29:21 PM UTC-7, David Bernier wrote:
> > It seems as though our neurones and synapses do our thinking, and
> > the evidence for this is from the neuro-sciences.
> >
> > Do you think you have a choice when faced with two or more
> > options?
> >
> > (A) Take umbrella when going out.
> > (B) Leave umbrella at home when going out.
> >
> > If you are free to choose between (A) and (B), how does
> > the free choice get carried over to your brain cells?

>
> The notion that the existence of free will may someday be
> found to be dependent on the transcendence of the number
> pi appeals to me.


Or possibly on the unpredictability of the behavior of electrons?
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