Sunday, 27 February 2011

Does free will break the laws of causality

A lot of scientists and philosophers say that given our current knowledge of the world, the idea of human beings havings some kind of "free will" would break the laws of causality. They say that even if non-deterministic quantum events have some kind of effect on the brain, it only means that actions would be random. Does professor Polkinghorne have a response to these suggestions?

Indeed. We have a whole section on this in Questions of Truth.

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