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Ilmars Cirulis    (2008-05-21)

Have we (humans) the free will? (Y/N) :)

Ilmars Cirulis    (2008-05-21 17:39:54)
One more option..

"I don't know"

Mladen Jankovic    (2008-05-21 18:26:14)
Another one

Who cares?

Mladen Jankovic    (2008-05-21 18:27:04)

Define "free will" without using mysticism.

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-05-21 21:18:12)
"je dirais même plus"

Define "free" without using mysticism :) .. Anyway, I vote Yes !

Jason Repa    (2008-05-21 21:39:46)
To be or not to be

I believe in free will when I make good chess moves, fatalism when I make bad ones!?

Paul-Iosif Guralivu    (2008-05-22 13:46:04)


Normajean Yates    (2008-07-10 05:04:43)
yes, we have free will, but read on..

yes, we have free will.

Note 1: The answer I gave was pre-determined. Note 2 is also pre-determined.Of course we don't have free will.

Note 2: Of course I wrote this whole post of my own free will.

Normajean Yates    (2008-07-10 05:09:19)
there is no free will

There is no free will, but i can offer will at only €100,00 for one person.

Discount for group purchases: 500 wills for €400,00 only!

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-07-10 05:17:34)
Free willy

When we make mistakes is comfortable to blame something else:

We are just toys in the hands of the gods

Ulrich Imbeck    (2008-07-10 19:07:01)
I know the answer


Dirk Ghysens    (2008-07-10 20:58:41)

I would never participate in a poll of my own free will.

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-07-10 21:21:06)
Free will

In my opinion it would be interesting to discuss what you mean by "free will" first :) .. I'm not sure there's a possible clear definition to this.

Normajean Yates    (2008-07-11 01:00:36)
Thibault has a point

Like the mind-body problem; discussing the free will problem has the following problem: It is not possible to pose these problems accurately in language [Noam Chomsky said this somewhere]. I (normajean) believe these are mystical/artistic/poetic questions and the answers have to be mystical/artistic/poetic also.

Normajean Yates    (2008-07-11 01:08:02)
response to TLP's last sentence is relev

Last proposition and last sentence Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus [english translation:] Whereof cannot speak; we must remain silent. Someone's response [mentioned in a book by Karl Popper - Popper didn't remember who gave this response] - But it only then that breaking the silence is most important!

Normajean Yates    (2008-07-11 01:20:57)
the answer is in Carla Bruni's new album

Well maybe so and maybe not - but rather like the album. (Comme si de rien n'était) - I liked the first two albums too :)

You can hear the enitire album at the official site www.calabruni.com

Normajean Yates    (2008-07-11 22:22:29)
re: toys in the hands of gods

<<mientras tanto este mundo gira y gira sin poderlo detener

y aquí abajo unos cuantos nos manejam como fichas de ajedrez>> - from Octavo Dia, by Shakira