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Free Will: What others have thought about it in the past...


The evolution of thought around free will:

God: You think therefore you have sinned.

Plato: I think I can imagine what is.

Renes Descartes: I think therefore I am.

Hobbes: I think we're better off together.

Adam Smith: We are better off together.

Charles Darwin: I think I selected you because you think.

Elvis: I think I love you.

Mick Jagger: I think I can't get no satisfaction.

Pink Floyd: I think it's just one more brick in the wall.

Richard Nixon: I think I am not a crook.

Daniel Dennett: I think I think therefore I think.

Sam Harris: I think therefore I am not really thinking.

Christopher Hitchens: I think therefore I need no god.

Richard Dawkins: I think because it gives me more descendants.

Donald Trump: I think I'm a very smart person

Scott Adams: I don't think, I just do. I have no free will... so I can be an a$$hole. It's not my fault! I can't help myself.


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