In my opinion, using the probabilistic nature of QM to argue for the existence of free will does not make sense at all because this indeterminacy is just as incompatible with the idea of free will as the determinism of classical mechanics.
I think Kaku uses a some kind of dialectical approach.
Quantum mechanics deals with the almost infinitely tiny, while free will deals with homo sapiens, almost infinitely larger than the quantum. The almost infinitely tiny and homo sapiens are in two quite different worlds, operating by different rules. And those who derive free will from quantum mechanics have no intellectual shame.
but what happens when we split tiny atoms? Sometimes the things that are particularly small are insanely powerful.
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Newtonian physics does not imply a lack of free will, nor does quantum physics imply that free will must exist. One can postulate free will in a Newtonian or QM universe, and one can postulate determinism in a Newtonian or QM universe. His reasoning is a bunch of hand-waving nonsense, as it tries to take scientific understandings of the world around us and pretend that they imply something about the mysteries of human consciousness.
An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.
Yes. You seem to be very uncertain about how certain you are of your lack of certainty, so I'll help: Even when measuring a quantum state of a particle, you know what will show up on your computer depending on which state it's in, you can be certain about the results of any state (the interface displaying the information), and you can be certain those results will reflect on your retina and reach your brain and trigger neural pathways, and you can even be certain that unless something kills you straight after making the measurement, you will need to to pee at some point after. Uncertainty about a variable or condition in a system doesn't require perfect ignorance about all the variables and conditions in that system.
This video doesn't seem to argue free will or not as much as it argues uncertainty.
I don't see NO free will (or Determinism) as having your future already laid out.
The guy in the video says being around electrons changes them. Is that some big revelation? Just me posting in this thread has changed it, even if it's by a small degree. And what happens next is causal determinism.
But to me, the question of "Do we have Free Will?" is just as ultimately unanswerable as "Is there a God?" And both have probably been debated for just as long.
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Each thought's completely warped
I'm like a walkin', talkin', ouija board.