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Posted by Aurino Souza on July 8, 2002 15:45:42 UTC

Mario,

Please don't shoot me for this but...

" A condition that, if a living system is given the one set of inputs, could produce multiple possible outputs "

Just exactly what are those multiple possible outputs. Given any set of inputs, any living system will only produce one output. The idea that the organism "chose" one action but could just as well have "chosen" another is, as far as can tell, an article of faith - there's absolutely no evidence for it as the concept is illogical.

" Now, I ask, if this is the case, how does this definition differ from randomness? "

It doesn't! Randomness means "impossible to predict". The only processes which are impossible to predict are those unbound by rules. "Unbound by rules" is just another way of saying "free". But...

I predict you will answer this post. Does that mean you don't really have freewill?

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