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A physics/mathematical argument against free will.

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Free will requires ultimate responsibility over your actions. If you are not ultimately responsible, then your will isn’t free.

Each belief and decision has to come from somewhere or be seemingly random. We don’t mean randomness when we think of free will, so these beliefs and decisions have to come from somewhere. And that is genetics and environment.

You have no control over your genetics. From the second you’re born, (actually once you are a zygote, but we’ll use birth for simplicity) you are constantly nudged in different directions by your environment. Each interaction with the environment changes the neural connections in your mind. You are not responsible for this environment, and it shapes who you are, your beliefs, and your decisions. Since you are not responsible for your genetics or environment, your will cannot be free.


You can look at it from a physics/math perspective as well.
You are not responsible for t=0 (birth)
You are not responsible for t+1 (first environmental interaction)
Or t+2 or t+3 or t+infinity.
This should help those mathematically inclined to see my point.

Once you realize where the basis of your beliefs and decisions originate, it is apparent that the will isn’t free.