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Sometimes you try to explain something, and the best way to get your position across evades you seemingly forever. Then, sometimes, you experience an epiphany! I think the refutation of free will presented in the title of this diary will finally convince free will believers that human free will is completely impossible. Unless someone would care to argue that WE ARE the laws of nature, we must acknowledge that they control us, and not we they.
Free will is the belief that we are not puppets, and that what we do is truly up to us. If absolutely everything that happens is controlled by the laws of nature, absolutely nothing we do is controlled by us.
This article has been cross-posted at Daily Kos as 13. EPIPHANY!!! If the laws of nature control EVERYTHING, Free will is IMPOSSIBLE (poll).
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