> > You cannot say you meditate on choices and make decisions and then in
> the next breath say that we are deterministic.
Why the hell not?!
> > Either we are programs – in which case given a knowledge of our
> algorithms our behavior and outcomes should be predictable based on a
> knowledge of some input state
The exact same stupid philosophical errors are being made over and over on
this list. Being deterministic is not the same as being predictable. A
computer program is deterministic but you have no way of knowing what the
output of the program will be until the machine has finished its
John K Clark
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