Started by josephpalazzo, December 09, 2013, 10:02:30 AM
Quote from: "Hakurei Reimu"I reject number 4, on the basis that "to have no explanatory cause" is not what is really meant by the "free" in free will.
Quote from: "vsenetak"Well as Sam Harris explained free will can't exist because it's either deterministic or random or a mix of both.But it saddens me in a way cause it means a lot of bad things could not be avoided. However on another hand it means I won't have to blame people so much for what they do.
Quote from: "Shol'va"I'm still on the fence regarding determinism. It has very valid and compelling points.But ... how is spontaneity accounted for? Sam Harris then has a point, and I can be on board with that. It's not all determinism or free will, it likely falls somewhere in between.
Quote from: "Shol'va"Can you be more specific what you mean by "laws of physics" in that context, just so I have clarity on what you mean by that.
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"Seems like a silly play on words that changes nothing. I no more believe some spook is pulling all strings than I do that the same spook is 'allowing' me to decide.. I know I decide when to eat or shit or anything else and no spook influences it in any way, shape or form.