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Why is this argument about free-will flawed/wrong? [closed]

I would really appreciate some thoughts on my argument/thought experiment. I can’t think of a logical defense of the existence of free will in the context of human action at the scale of the ...
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If time is an illusion, then is free will also an illusion under such illusion? [closed]

Space time has existed from the beginning of the universe and until its end and humans exist on 3D plane. Due to its limitations, it is only able to experience one period of spacetime, like being ...
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Is consciousness likely to be a result of chaotic, or random processes? [closed]

Given that just about everything in the universe at a non quantum level is deterministic, what does this say about free will and consciousness? Are these likely to be a result of randomness at the ...
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When I just move my hands around, how is the momentum being conserved?

I guess when I'm moving my hands around, the electrostatic potential stored in the chemicals in my body is converted to motion of my arms? But what about momentum conservation? I think the brain sends ...
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Why is the assumption of free will important to physics [closed]

I have watched a few lectures and have heard in quite some places that free will is an important assumption in physics. For example Bell's theorem assumes that the two experimenters can freely choose ...