I wrote it several times before and write it again: there is NO SUCH THING as a FREE WILL in a world of total interconnectedness and continual change. The term has been invented by religious potentates to keep gulligible people under their thumb for FEAR of repraisals if they committ "CRIMES" (as they identified). Gullible people believed it including physicists who tried to justify it in their math-ways - no matter how. To make a decision is either consciously dependent on the 'givens' (i.e. circumstances as we see them, as compared to our situation - interest - or possibilities) - OR - it is unconsciously so. We can decide AGAINST our known interest or survival: that, too, is a consequence of our conscious, or subconscious mindset. Nothing FREE. Bruno's: "...free-will as the ability to take decision in absence of complete information..." is perfect: nobody CAN have PERFECT info. We are living in a model of our ad hoc knowledge while the not yet received "rest of the infinite complexity of the world" also influences our existence (decisions?) beyond the portion we know of. As is the rest of his reply.
John Mikes On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 7:12 AM, ronaldheld <ronaldh...@gmail.com> wrote: > arXiv:1202.0720v1 [physics.hist-ph] > > Abstract > It is argued that it is possible to give operational meaning to free > will and > the process of making a choice without employing metaphysics. > > comments? > Ronald > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.