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Posted by Mario Dovalina on July 8, 2002 18:28:53 UTC

***Randomness means "impossible to predict"***

No it doesn't. If we can't predict it, it MIGHT AS WELL BE RANDOM, but that's another story. I define true randomness to mean that if a system is given an input, the output is not set (INDEPENDENT of human consciousness.)

***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.***

Not just organisms. Any system.

Personally I think free will is just an illusion; I'm just throwing things out here. My point is, is that true free will is impossible: our actions are either predetermined or random at a fundamental scale.

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