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If you have freewill then how did I get you to read this post?

GerryHatric 5 Nov 19

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Simply because I decided, using my freewill, that I would read it.
Just the same as exercising your freewill allowed you to make the post.


A better question might be, "If you don't have free will, how did you write this post?"


Addiction πŸ˜‰

Varn Level 8 Nov 19, 2018

I can't read!


Some of you are talking this post much too seriously. πŸ˜€


How did you get me to read this post exactly? Yes, I read a post you made, but saying you got me to read it is disingenuous. It would be just as logical to say I got you to look at a tree today, or I got you to drive on a road today (I contribute oxygen to the atmosphere, and tax money to support roads via international trade). Just b/c you have an effect doesn't automatically imply you had an affect.


You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
Processing information, reading post, may or may not alter our will.


I suppose by a certain got me to read it because if you hadn’t written it I couldn’t have read it....but that does not confer on you the ability to make me read it. I scroll down the new posts and randomly select a few that may interest got lucky that’s all. I do have free will, and to illustrate that fact I will now move on to the next post which may be more interesting.

You should read Sam Harris "Free Will" - now that is interesting.

@GerryHatric I have.


You didn't. I read everything, including the small print on labels. Not always enlightening, amusing, or satisfying, but I can't know in advance, so I read first and ask questions later.

A very slippery answer.


You have special powers.

I knew you'd say that, but thanks anyway.

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