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Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
aw jeez, can we just settle the free will debate once and for all......this is really not hard to understand.....
FREE WILL DOESN'T EXIST.
You don't make decisions. You make what you perceive to be decisions. You are really just reacting. Every thing you "decide" to do is based on experience, or the environment.
Cause and effect is what's really happening. Life is one massive chain reaction that's been going on for a very long time.
I challenge anyone to present decision that goes back to true free will.
Originally posted by Xtrozero
Well, every action spins the future into infinite directions or strings and I would say this is free will. With infinite strings of the future, when one looks to the past they see only one string and so some people assume their future is only one string too, or in other words destiny or fate.
[edit on 25-1-2009 by Xtrozero]
There is a saying - Do the tracks free the train or enslave it? IMO, the tracks provide the illusion of freedom, when the train decides it wants to go in another direction, he will quickly realize he is not free.