virus: Free Will

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Thu, 06 Feb 1997 17:11:49 -0800

David R. wrote:
>Another example of such an honest disagreement is Kenneth
>Boyd's insistance that the subjective experience comes before the objective.
>This is not true-we first assert "It is" and then "I am aware of it" and,
>furthermore, there is evidence that the act of self-reference must be proceeded
>by identifying things "out there". (Another discussion)

It is fascinating what Kenneth brought up. I heard about some research
where they found that a decision for a simple reaction (measured by brain
impulses) was made before the conscious decision, as if consciousness was
only informed about the decision. It is consistent with Francis Crick's
model of Free Will in his "The Astonishing Hypothesis, the Scientific Search
for the Soul". I think this topic is worth our time.

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159