So far we have raised 0% of our monthly running costs! Thanks for your generosity!

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
"Free will?" WTF?
#1
So, in the face of causation, what could "free will" possibly mean?:confused:
Reply
#2
Freewill is double standard, we think we want something when we've just been manipulated to believe we need something or want something, to be told what we think we want to hear. Like music, people will always follow threads and fashion, which is controlled and made by the media and government. Why did the Hippie culture die? Cause they know the truth, love is all you need, not war, not junk, not technology, not expensive brand clothing, not money, no society, no power, no rule.
Reply
#3
nullnaught Wrote:So, in the face of causation, what could "free will" possibly mean?:confused:

Depends on your time frame.

Smile

A useful metaphor for life is "river". We can be like a leaf on a river. We can swim upstream or just go with the flow.

If you look at the picture below of a "braided" river imagine you're a kayaker paddling downstream. You have lots of choices, stay to the left, stay to the right, steer down the middle...? The choices are yours: Free Will.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter, because over time you'll be deposited where the river empties into the vast and seemingly infinite ocean (another metaphor if you like).

[Image: tresse.jpg]
Reply
#4
free will is a catholic thingy.
Reply
#5
To me free will is ,the ability to choose and freedom to follow it through.
Not all mankind has the liberty to do so.
Reply
#6
if you have hands can you touch everything
if you have feet can you run away?

so you definitely have free will but can you use it?
Reply
#7
Rainbowmum Wrote:To me free will is ,the ability to choose and freedom to follow it through.
Not all mankind has the liberty to do so.

So a robot would have free will, if it were not radio controlled?
Reply
#8
pellaz Wrote:free will is a catholic thingy.

Yes it is, because Catholics what to tell control through guilt and you need free will to be responsible.
Ethicists want to appeal to a sense of intellectual honesty, so they conjure free will to make one feel responsible.
But nobody can explain precisely what it is or how it works, or in the case of Ethicists, why we should believe in this elusive 'thingy.'
Reply
#9
nullnaught Wrote:So a robot would have free will, if it were not radio controlled?

No, no, no ,no, that is not the case at all.

As a coder you are proposing a certain situation and that situation will trigger a response.
erg:

Code:
IF (predicate)
THEN
    (consequent)
ELSE
    (alternative)
END IF

In using DML (data manipulation language)The coder can program it to select actions for statements.
erg:
Delete, update, insert,query etc.

No matter which language you choose to use for the code , it is still based on the the purities form of logic.

Venn diagrams are a perfect example of all possible logical relations between the circles.
Reply
#10
Rainbowmum Wrote:No, no, no ,no, that is not the case at all.

As a coder you are proposing a certain situation and that situation will trigger a response.
erg:

Code:
IF (predicate)
THEN
    (consequent)
ELSE
    (alternative)
END IF

In using DML (data manipulation language)The coder can program it to select actions for statements.
erg:
Delete, update, insert,query etc.

No matter which language you choose to use for the code , it is still based on the the purities form of logic.

Venn diagrams are a perfect example of all possible logical relations between the circles.

Well, in what way are you saying the robot does not have free will; does it not choose, or is it not a somehow "free" choice. If the latter, what definition of "free" are you using?
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Nuclear Free New Zealand. Yes or No? Lilitu 10 3,056 08-08-2012, 07:08 AM
Last Post: nikgee
  Can gay sex be risk free? 0 388 Less than 1 minute ago
Last Post:

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)