Saturday, June 21, 2014

Research Says Free Will Just an Illusion

It's a question that likely has been around since the first human took an imaginary step outside his head and realized he was thinking, something we do all the time but aren't normally conscious of: Does Man actually have free will, or is he just a puppet whose strings are pulled by circumstance?

Cogito ergo sum, Descartes said. I think, therefore I am.

But are you acting under your own control, or are you just a bit of flotsam on the seas of coincidence, merely hallucinating that you have free will?

Researchers who conducted a recent experiment say that their data suggest that choices are predetermined and that free will is an illusion.

Read more at Godfather Politics.

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