A Conversation for The Problem of Free Will

The physical nature of free will

Post 1

Reginalda Hatbox

What about a new region, say Region 7 1/2, in which some live believing that nobody can possibly be taken seriously when they are really far more space than mass? I mean, when you get down to the smallest known particle, what do you see? Space. The actual "mass" of a quark or neutrino represents 3% of particle itself. The rest is space between the mass. The particles that make up my body sitting here at this silly computer move faster than the particles making up the mass of my desk. Thus when I bark my shin on the side of the desk, my belief is that it hurts -- and really it's a matter of slower moving electrons in the stupid desk. Get it?

On the other hand, there's Luke Rhinehart, "The Dice Man." Ever read it? Complete chaos and randomness by assigning options to each face of the die, then rolling the dice.

The physical nature of free will

Post 2

Martin Harper

Luke Rhinehart aside: there's a biography at http://www.h2g2.com/A454079 you might be interested in.

Chance be with you

The physical nature of free will

Post 3

Researcher 187792


Complete CHAOS - YES (complex non linear system - deterministic YES)

Random - (no such thing - just complex systems - too complex to predict)

My opinion only

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