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Old 08-06-2019, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan Ekers View Post
I'm an atheist who views the human brain as sufficiently complex and subject to so many random environmental inputs that trying to isolate a purely deterministic mechanism for how it functions may be practically impossible, hence we may as well operate under the working assumption that free will exists.
Atheist, and same here. There are so many factors that it is impossible to predict what someone will do in a given situation, (including oneself) so that looks like free will. Unless the mind in question is being simulated, it is also impossible to collect enough information to figure out what you are going to do and why even post hoc.

However we clearly don't have totally free will, since people with phobias are blocked from certain actions.
The question is undecidable so I say the hell with it.