Re: being inside a universe

From: Wei Dai <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 23:37:30 -0700

On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 09:40:30PM -0700, Brent Meeker wrote:
> Is this consistent with you being part of the universe and
> governed by whatever laws of physics apply - or does it
> assume a one-way causality? You influence the universe
> throught your "free will" - which is outside the physical
> laws.

I think I've explained my view on this before, but I'll do it again. The
laws of physics govern how your brain works, but you cannot always predict
what decisions you will make from the laws of physics, so there is no
contradiction between decision theory and being governed by deterministic
Received on Mon Jul 08 2002 - 23:38:02 PDT

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