Alas, most of my time *isn’t* free at all. So when I *do* have free time, I get random (old fashioned usage of the word random, not the math definition) ideas and run with them. And yes – I figured you’d enjoy hearing your own words in Hawking’s voice. Who wouldn’t like that?

Alas, most of my time *isn’t* free at all. So when I *do* have free time, I get random (old fashioned usage of the word random, not the math definition) ideas and run with them.

And yes – I figured you’d enjoy hearing your own words in Hawking’s voice. Who wouldn’t like that?

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The first video was a gift.
The second video is refuting the point. Granted, there’s some causal determination : I disagreed with your position and wanted to refute creatively by reflection as if a fun-house mirror reflection.

However, the determination of how this went about was not causally determined. My question: How do you reconcile creativity in your viewpoint?

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H ow were my choices causally determined? [or to reframe: What distinguishes your position from pre-determination?]

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That was a good distinction. So, you allow for a sliding window of determinism. “some extent” without requiring the whole mish-mosh to be entirely pre-determined leaving that question for someone else to deal with. I’m cool with that and I agree with that.

But then you draw a line at a notion of free will which has no causal determination. In that case, you *should* be able to detangle individual events to determine causation.

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Ok. As I suspected for a while, our positions are not so different at all. But they’re different enough to allow for ongoing discussion.

So, it seems you’re speaking of a kind of local hard determinism, yes?

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