On Wed, Aug 28, 2013  Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote:

> It is, as always, a confusion of emergence levels. My will is an emergent
> concept,

I have noticed a disturbing trend, the use of the word "emergent" as a
excuse for not thinking.

> that has no relevance to the microscopic realm of atoms, molecules

I have no objection to the word "will", it's only "free will" that's
gibberish;  and if you change your will you change the arrangement of atoms
and molecules, and if somebody changes the arrangement of atoms and
molecules then your will changes. That seems pretty damn relevant to me, in
fact things just don't get any more relevant.

> Obviously, that the particular arrangement of molecules in my brain this
> morning may have no precise causation is sufficient to guarantee my will to
> be free. It is a debatable point whether it is necessary though

I recognize all the words but the way they are put together is such that If
you put a gun to my head I couldn't explain what the hell the above is
supposed to mean.

 John K Clark

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