Re: DNA vs Free Will

Chris Hind (
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 23:40:02 -0800

>On Fri, 24 Jan 1997 Chris Hind <> Wrote:
> >We should not speak of whether we have free will or not
> >how much free will we have.
>Tell me what you mean by free will then we can talk about how much of it we
>have. If you mean our inability to predict what we will do next, then we
>a lot of it. If you mean our actions are completely independent of outside
>forces then we probably have a little of it, but far more than I'd like
>because that's nothing but pure randomness.

Exactly what I mean, The "degrees" of free will. Consider free will like a
lens focusing on an object. When focused, you see one polar opposite
extreme is no free will because we're tied to physics but if you completely
unfocus you get the other polar opposite extreme which is our inability to
predict what we will do next. The gray area which we deal with in every day
life is sitting in the middle point between entirely focused and entirely

"Risk: You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."

Chris Hind ( Upward, Outward, ACTION!
Email attachments: (
NeoReality (Personal)
Ethereal Outlook (Extropian)
&S;print pack(C,$_^=$s[($s[$x]+$s[$y])%256])}sub S{@s[$x,$y]=@s[$y,$x]}