For this interested in the long story, see the thread atÂ http://www.aimoo.com/forum/po…..
The thread was started by the observation that a prominent scientist said at a recent conference that she found that ditching free will was itself immensely “freeing”. That is, she felt that be adopting a deterministic mindset (that all of her actions were determined by a combination of her genes and prior experience) she did not beat herself up as she used to do.
This is a challenging idea that I think has merit. What follows are two posts I made to the thread.
All the best,