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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 November 2007 08:41PM

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Comment author: Gray_Area 12 November 2007 09:11:20AM 2 points [-]

billswift said: "Prove it."

I am just saying 'being unpredictable' isn't the same as free will, which I think is pretty intuitive (most complex systems are unpredictable, but presumably very few people will grant them all free will). As far as the relationship between randomness and free will, that's clearly a large discussion with a large literature, but again it's not clear what the relationship is, and there is room for a lot of strange explanations. For example some panpsychists might argue that 'free will' is the primitive notion, and randomness is just an effect, not the other way around.