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Physics, free-will and individuality.

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posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 06:29 AM
reply to post by stringue

I think perhaps the greater the awareness a being has, the less free will it has, as it understands what is "wrong and right" better it is limited in its own actions.

I like this a lot.

First, because it indicates the impossibility of God: no being can be both omnipotent and purely good (self-limitation is still limitation).

And second, because it implies that, as organisms become less automatic, their volition is increasingly restricted, leading them to become... more automatic.

Thus you can have free will as long as you don't have it.

I've given your post a star. Good stuff.

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By the way, Nyte Angel, are you still with us? I hope so.

posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 07:37 AM
Are You A Computer Simulation? There's a strong possibility we all are.

posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 03:26 AM
reply to post by Astyanax

Yes I am still here. I am just not quite sure how to reply to these replys. except for the fact that I am already dead and living a dream

posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 03:33 AM
reply to post by kindred

I wouldn't call it a 'strong possibility', but it is possible.

The enchanting Douglas Adams, a friend and inspiration to many scientists, may have been the first to come up with the idea - or something very like it - in his 1978 radio-comedy masterpiece, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 04:07 AM
reply to post by Nyte Angel

Don't know about that. Good thread you started.

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