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a scientific look at free will

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by massdak, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. massdak

    massdak Active Member

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    excerpt >>>>Physical penetration into the depths of the self on this scale allows no free will -- neurons are affected only by other neurons, not by will or effort. The only remaining alternatives are a deterministic mechanism or an element of randomness. Determinism obviously would rule out free will. But the workings of the axons, dendrites and synapses are only determined to a first approximation. Unfortunately the indeterminacy of random errors does not help, for free will is defined as goal-directed, not random. In the neurophysiological context, randomness and chaos offer an escape from predetermination, but fall short of restoring free will.

    http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/v9/psyche-9-13-bridgeman.html
     
  2. Yelsew

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    Spirit is not scientifically provable, so "Unknowing Science" is willing to concede that Spirit does not exist. So one who is involved from a science point of view must conclude that free will cannot exist, because science cannot prove that Spirit exists.

    The flesh has nothing to offer, the Spirit is the life of the flesh.
     
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