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Comment 4 by ccw95005

“Of course if you go down to quantum level we are all just robots made up of colonies of cells”

I think it’s a bit more subtle than that, even if we dispense with the concept of free will, it would not make humans mere automatons, it would only mean that our cognitive processes were deterministic not predetermined, no two individuals will respond in precisely the same way in identical situations, although it might be that they would react in similar ways, which is why I think every system so far devised for modelling human behaviour, from Economics to Psychology are at best probabilistic.

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:12:47 UTC | #948877