On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Chris de Morsella <cdemorse...@yahoo.com>wrote:
> do you think I am trying to pretend that I am deterministic within my > own self? > I think you believe you are not deterministic and also not not deterministic, which is equivalent to saying I think you believe in gibberish. > > all my decisions and free will could be the result of a grand illusion > Free Will is not an illusion. An illusion is a well defined perfectly respectable subjective phenomenon, but "free will" is not like that at all, "free will" is just a noise that some bipeds like to make with their mouth. Cows make a different noise, cows say "Moo". > > > Why has evolution invested so much energy in erecting such a perfect > rendition of this facsimile of free will that is the common sense > experience that we all experience within ourselves? > I cannot answer that question because I don't know what the ASCII sequence "free will" means. John K Clark -- 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. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.