On Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:41:27 PM UTC-4, John Clark wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Craig Weinberg
> > wrote:
> > So all "free will" means is that sometimes we can make correct
>> predictions about what we will do before we do it,
That's what you say, not me. I guess now you are trying your hand at
putting words in my mouth and agreeing with your own positions.
> Then a Turing Machine has free will because it can correctly predict
No, prediction has nothing to do with free will. Intention is not a passive
knowledge or belief that is true in the future, it is the active power to
change aspects of public reality to suit your preference.
> that it will list all the factors of 128 and then stop, and it can
> correctly it will never list all the prime numbers and then stop. The
> Turing machine doesn't know if it will ever print out the smallest even
> number greater than 4 is not the sum of two primes greater than 2 because
> neither it nor we currently have a proof to show its true or a
> counterexample to show its false.
If a Turing machine had free will, then it would decide what it would list
and what it wouldn't.
> John K Clark
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