Many people, including many scientists, go to great length to save the concept of free will. Why is that? One of the arguments is that without free will we can not be morally accountable for our actions. But is it really a sign of free will to “choose” to do Continue Reading
Reading the June 2008 issue of IEEE Spectrum  left me impressed with the courage of the editors. The whole issue was about the “singularity”, meaning the point in time when computers become powerful enough to be able to define their own future. At that point development starts accelerating as Continue Reading
I can’t resist this urge of mine (will?) to post yet another post on free will. I read the Wikipedia article on free will  (I know, I should have done a literature study covering the last 2500 or so years before hitting “Publish” but then I’d never get anything Continue Reading
Happiness for Neos Bucefalos (in front) and Brim Time is a summer pasture with fresh grass and lots of space for a gallop of joy!
Removing randomness from quantum mechanics.
There is no free will. It cannot even be defined.
Maybe the original sin really was to gain consciousness (“your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil”, Genesis 3:5) which is why humans are doomed to “in pain… bring forth children”.
Some extrapolations of Douglas Hofstadter’s book I am a strange loop.
A technical experiment – the origin of this blog.