Does it even make sense to ask the question? What if Free Will didn't exist? What difference would it make? What would be different in the real world? Would we change punishments as people aren't responsible for their actions? Would more people 'give up' changing themselves? If there's really no free will, it doesn't matter. Nothing matters. But since I am going to make my life have meaning and matter, I think that means there is Free Will. The people who don't believe in Free Will have nothing, nothing to support them. They look for support for their ideas in the most amazing places and purposely work to refute anything that mismatches what was once written in a book. Some try to have current interpretations of 'religious' thought. Religions assume Free Will. That's one thing we agree on. The Newtonians don't. They think that because we have equations that explain what happens next depending on what is happening now, that everything i
The Scientific Method applied to groups of People
“But what…is it good for?” – Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968 (commenting on the microchip).
Solutions, not platitudes. Do-good, results oriented planning and solution building. Share the knowledge that makes the future better, then put it into practice. We are the rational optimists that make the world better for everyone.
Faith. Religion. Science. Does the difference make a difference?