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CelsoMoskowitz
Con (against)
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StarTrek_is_Trash
Pro (for)

Humans have free will?

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Started: 2/22/2017 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Debating Period
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CelsoMoskowitz

Con

Definition

Free will - the ability to act in a way that cannot, even if hypothetically, be predicted.

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StarTrek_is_Trash

Pro

Free will is very evident. The fact that you chose to question its authority and influence in reality comes from your will to do so. There's no uniform standard for thinking.
Debate Round No. 1
CelsoMoskowitz

Con

You had no choice but to reply, it was just a mere illusion of choice. The neurons firing in your brain knew it before you did. And it can all be traced to that one day 5 years ago, and from there to the beginning of the universe. You are playing your part well but... well, you have no choice.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mschechtel17 10 months ago
mschechtel17
Free-will, like destiny, can be chose to accept or ignore. You don't have to have a reason to decide to do something, instead seeing what the environment you live in will offer you and reacting to it. On the flip side if you have a strong reason for doing something because it will contribute to the over all goal of what you want to achieve in life, one could attribute that to following your destiny, or what you think your destiny is. It seems like both people operate with both free-will and destiny in mind and make different decisions based which one you have in mind for the situation. Some one that believes whole heartedly in free-will will make decisions based on what free-will means to that individual trying to fulfill their own definition of it exercising their control off their life.
Posted by canis 10 months ago
canis
I never had it..So I am doing what i can to achieve it.. What will i do if I get it..
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