Stathis wrote: *"I also have a very simple and straightforward idea of free will: I exercise my free will when I make a choice without being coerced...."* * * And how do you know that you are *not* coerced? your mind works on both conscious and (sub-? un-? beyond-?) conscious arguments that 'influence' (nicer, than 'coerced') your decisive process. Then again you may decide to 'will' against your best (or not-so-best?) interest - for some reason. You even may misunderstand circumstances and use them wrongly. All such (and another 1000) may influence (coerce??) your free decision. Continuing your sentence: * * * "...I never said that the laws of physics deny the possibility of free will, but free will is impossible if you define it in such a way as to be incompatible with the laws of physics or even with logic."* * * The "Laws" of physics are our deduction from the so far observed incomplete circumstances - they don't "allow" or "deny" - maybe explain at the level of their compatibility. The "impossibility" of free will is not a no-no, unless it has been proven to be an existing(?) FACT (what I do not believe in).
Logic is the ultimate human pretension, especially if not said 'what kind of'. John M -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.