Why Quantum Physics Ends the Free Will Debate





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Uploaded on Apr 27, 2011

period, end of story... not quite. READ BELOW!

well, i didn't expect that my video would get that much attention, so i think i have to clarify my point of view:

i don't know if free will exists and frankly, i don't care.
what i know is, that newtonian determinism is bullshit (hence the video) and, that anyone who claims that free will doesn't exist is a fraud.
at this point we simply don't know, the science isn't in yet.
we have pretty good descriptions of the inner workings of 4% of the universe, and even those (QM and relativity) don't get along very well. (cheap shot, i know...). we don't know how consciousness works either. we can measure where things happen in the brain, but how and why we don't know.

and then we have many-worlds theorists, solipsists, holographic universists, time-is-an-illusionists and so on. very nice concepts with little to no evidence.

so please don't tell me that you know, because you don't. period, end of story ;-)

here is a question for the "no-free-will atheists":
does evolution even make sense in a deterministic universe?
wouldn't you have to conclude, that, since everything is determined right from the big bang, that there is a plan (kind of) that lead to your existence?
how does that differ from a "divine plan?"

i'm an atheist, and i think, atheists should own the free-will argument. it's the religious people who will tell you, that god has an awesome plan for your life, who have prophecies and revelations. bad news for free will. we have quantum physics.

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