Free will is the philosophical idea that people have the ability to make decisions at least partially independent from outside influences, including the causal chain of events of the universe. I am a determinist and therefore do not believe in free will. I believe that free will would require a supernatural element to work, and, even if one existed, it would still be impossible to prove the concept of free will without time travel. I believe that humans, like every other physical object in the universe, are part of a causal chain of events and cannot "will" any changes to the universe in the traditional sense. However, I don't think that this means people are not responsible for their actions or that justice is negatively affected. On the contrary, I see determinism as invoking superior justice because it eliminates the logic behind retribution. In the future I'll explain my beliefs in more detail.
- youtube.com/watch?v=OwaXqep-bpk - Cosmic Skeptic.