Re: virus: Re: Rationality

Alexander Williams (
Thu, 06 Mar 1997 22:02:21 -0500

David McFadzean wrote:
> Rather than denying the existence of free will, how would you change
> the definition such that it could exist? I think it can be done, and
> further, other people's statements about free will started making sense.

Perhaps `free will' as the ability of a memetic environment to operate
without its future state known precisely by any other entity. We can
make guesses, sometimes quite /good/ guesses, about the future states of
memetic environments, but knowing the future state at any given time
precisely would invalidate its `free will.

   Alexander Williams{}
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