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sidfaiwu's Avatar Jump to comment 37 by sidfaiwu

"If behavior is not random (which it isn't) then it is determined."

That would imply that a free agent would be incapable of choosing to behave in a consistent (and thus non-random) manner. If free will did exist, it would be possible to chose to act consistently. Thus consistent behavior is insufficient to prove determinism.

What more would it take? As I've already written, neural correlates would be one way. I'm aware and deeply interested in the research in this area. So far, no free will. That's some more evidence.

Personally, I find the fact that physicists treat time as just another dimension with great success sufficient to accept determinism. If time is simply another spacial dimension, why would it be any less determined than the other three?

http://einstein.stanford.edu/SPACETIME/spacetime2.html

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:14:00 UTC | #221432