Do We Have Free Will?

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

"But if we don't have free will, then why did we evolve consciousness instead of zombie-minds?"

I believe we have some free will but not completely.  Here's my idea:

The adventure of life is like sailing in a small ship.  We can adjust the sails and rudder but the wind and waves are mostly in control.  

Reaching our goals, changing them when the situation proves they are unobtainable, recovering from unexpected hardships, succeeding when it seems all is lost; in the end we have much less control than we believe.  This makes life scary but it also makes it exciting and enjoyable.


  1. And if one is born with no sailing skills....?

  2. Seems like another way of saying, "We don't always control what happens to us... but we have some control over how we handle it..."


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