On 6/5/2012 9:02 AM, John Clark wrote:
On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net
> And so you know that pursuant to the purpose of winning a game it may be
make a random choice.
Certainly! Random choice is a key part of the Monte Carlo method of statistical
mechanics and it is one of the most important computer algorithms ever made, the H-bomb
could never have been invented without it.
> Deep Blue purposefully acted to win chess games. Spirit and Opportunity
explored parts of Mars.
> Depends on what you mean by "free will".
There are only two things I mean by "free will" because they are the only two that are
not gibberish, but nobody around here except me likes either definition:
1) Free Will is the inability to always know what you are going to do before
you do it.
I like it. I called it upredictability (even by yourself). But I also added that it
included acting purposefully; otherwise simple randomness is 'free will'.
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