Is There Free Will?
of what drives us is dictated by external forces. But you can't know
that everything is determined by fate. Whenever a person first
"realizes" everything is determined
they get depressed. They get depressed because if there is no free will
then what is the point of doing anything. If everything is determined, no
matter what you do you will not change anything. The way people get out of
this deterministic depression is
by believing there really is some spark of free will. That seems to show
that the spark of free will is there. That spark will motivate us to
change things for the better.
We are just a mass of energy bound
up into complex systems. If there is free will it would be based on a
property of this energy. What scientists see way down at the quantum
level is what they call the quantum effect. This effect is a sort of
randomness or non-deterministic causality. If though thought we can direct this effect
somehow that would give us the ability for free will.