Scientific explanation of free will?
jrothstein at college.antioch.edu
Fri Nov 4 13:51:04 EST 1994
: > The concept that free will does not exist is disturbing and I don't want
: > to get into it here, as this is not really the appropriate place. I am
: > just hoping that someone can explain to me a reason why free will COULD or
: > SHOULD exist (and please leave "God" and "souls" out of it... unless you
: > can come up with a SCIENTIFIC explanation of either of those).
The concept of free will is culturally-bound, as is your slavish devotion to
the idea that science can answer an inherently inanswerable question.
Free will, as you think of it, is not a human universal like gross brain
anatomy or basic neurocellular and neurochemical structure. Science does
not posess the tools to satisfactorily address your query in a meaningful
sense, I think.
But as to free will, I suggest:
"We must believe in Free Will... we have no choice."
--Issac Bashevis Singer
Good luck in your questions,
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