On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Flammarion<peterdjo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 9 Aug, 06:55, Rex Allen <rexallen...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 1:26 AM, Brent Meeker<meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>> > If you suffer epileptic seizures seeing a neurosurgeon may offer 
>> > considerable advantage.
>> If that's what the future held for me, then that's exactly what I
>> would do.   Otherwise, I wouldn't do that, since it wouldn't be in my
>> future.
> If you can't see into the future, you are going to have to
> make your mind up in the present

Assuming physicalism, my brain will make my mind up for me, based on
the initial conditions of the universe plus the laws of physics.
Given those two things, my "choice" is a forgone conclusion.

Assuming UDA/platonism...the same holds true.  My experience of
choosing exists eternally amongst the infinities of computational
relations between all the numbers.

Either way, there is only the epiphenomenal experience of making my
mind up...not the actuality of doing so.

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