posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:48 AM
Originally posted by TheSingularity
There is absolutely no free will.
Someone or something obviously set up the rules ahead of time.
This is speculation. You just cant prove or falsify it. So why not to bother about those things, which are in minds range. Like free will
Free will makes sense and it has nothing to do with random choices.
If you THINK something is right so you do what you think is right, and you want what you do, then you have free will. Your will is governed by your
If you are unfree, then your will, which is mostly unconscious, will govern your reasoning. For sure you think that you are free, but you are not. The
indicator, if you just think you are free, but in reality your reasoning is ruled by your unconscious, is not an easy one. But its definitly possible
to determine whether you are free or not, just be honest with yourself
edit: But maybe you think it is just impossible to THINK independent of wishes and basic influences and the like? Well, this is strange. Because a
thought just by definition is independent of everything
Think the thought tree: This thought is immateriell and is not influenced by materiality.
So it is free by definition.
And if you are able to think a thought without interferences with other thoughts, then this thought is free from other thoughts
[edit on 25-1-2009 by Wachstum]