Thread: Free Will
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Unread February 11th, 2006, 06:08 PM
TomJrzk TomJrzk is offline
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Default Re: Free Will

Originally Posted by alexandra_k
Given their environment and their genes they could not have done otherwise from what they did in fact do. No libertarian free will allowed...
Hmmm. On another read of your post, I focused on this statement. It seems like you're saying that they had no choice (they didn't choose their environment or genes) but they are responsible for their choice. This is a contradiction that truly confuses me. So, it seems like your 'free will' is just rhetoric to lessen the blow to those that 'feeeeeeeel' like they're making a choice, even though you agree that there is no chouce. As I wrote to Margaret, I think this kind of waffling gives people who disagree an excuse to blow you off as either confused or unsure.

Could you describe your position without making what seem to me as opposing statements?
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