011: Free-will vs. Determinism

Today the monkeys try to figure out if we’re in charge of our actions! In trying to do this some interesting ideas such as the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and string theory are discussed. What exactly is free-will? Are there ethical implications in telling people that they are predetermined to act and behave a certain way? Is physics destined to resolve the issue of free-will? How does string theory and the 10th dimension contribute to this problem? Do you think you’re in charge? Did you really decide to listen to this podcast or was it fate? The monkeys try to answer these questions and more on this episode of the podcast. Do we alter our ethics in accordance to our belief in determinism? Here is a nifty paper saying so: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02045.x. It has nothing to do with whatever Gunnar was talking about (invisible people?) but illustrates the point well enough.

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