Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:35 PM
I was watching a Youtube video with Michio Kaku, whom I highly respect, where he asserts that quantum theory proves free will. The thing about it is, he's forgotten more about quantum theory than I'll ever know, but he fails completely to explain how uncertainty at the quantum level means that we can choose any more freely than if that weren't the case.
It's rather disheartening that they go so off the rails with one thing, in order to believe another. Especially considering that in another video, when asked about quantum entanglement and ESP, he explains that the level of entanglement could never build up sufficiently to cause ESP, were it possible, and therefore couldn't explain it.
You find me offensive? I find you offensive for fin-din' me offensive.
I killed Superman! I killed Super--man, 'nd how ironic, that I'd be the bad guy Kryptonite the green chronic. 'Cuz I ain't got no legs, or, no brain. Nice to meet you, hi, my name is-- I forgot my name!
Now I need you to open, your mind, your eyes close em' *close em'*. You are now about to be placed under my hypnosis *nosis*. For the next 4 1/2 minutes, we are going to explore into your mind to find out why you're so fucking jealous-- Now why do they make yoohoo? pipitty caca poopoo. Psyche! I'm kidding I just wanted to see if you're still listening.