No presentation by me. If someone wants to open with some remarks, go right ahead. This topic may be more interesting than some of you think. It mixes philosophy and science, as the links below demonstrate. Pretty interesting stuff, actually.
- Free will is an illusion, but a necessary one. From Scientific American.
- Our unconscious does our choosing. We just think our conscious does.
- Not really.
The last two links are from a cool resource, called scienceblogs.com. They have dozens of blogs on life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, brain and behavior, and even environment and education. Check them out sometime.
UPDATE: Comments from John remind me what I forgot. Free will is not just a neuro/biology question (or at least it doesn’t have to be for purposes of our discussion). Our discussion may also need to touch on philosophy, religion, metaphysics, etc. John, thanks for your thoughts.