- Matthieu Miossec
- United Kingdom
Doctoral Student - Genetic Medecine (Congenital Heart Disease),
There is no such thing as free will.
Some questions that might be relevant to the debate on the existence or otherwise of free will:
What do we mean exactly when we talk about free will and how do we make sense of it in the light of our current scientific knowledge?
Can we really claim to have indeterministic brains in an essentially deterministic world?
Is it fair to separate our thought processes from the rest of our body?
Is free will the illusion of complexity in the brain as chance is the illusion of complexity in the world?
Closing Statement from Matthieu Miossec
Both sides of the debate have been strongly defended in this debate. When re-reading this debate, one should try and understand in what sense one means 'free-will' as many have meant very different things by 'free-will'. I will let my fellow TEDsters decide what the conclusion of this debate is rather than imposing my own view.