- Joshua Beers
- Dingmans Ferry, PA
- United States
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If I had 100% of your genes and 100% of your environmental experience I would be you.
I think that this statement is completely accurate. Do you agree?
Yes? No? Why? Why Not?
The repercussions seem obvious. It's the classic question: Do we really have free will?
In my personal opinion, however alluring "free will" is as a subject of belief, it doesn't exist in any form. Every decision we make, from important to mundane, can be either attributed to genes or environment. What other factor is there? A soul? Did we get to choose that? From my standpoint, I don't see how this CANNOT rule out arguments free will.
As a side note, compatibilists may argue that "choice" IS making decisions based on the given "will" but I would ask them to elaborate. Is that really freedom at all? "Of course we have free will, we have no choice in the matter."