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Subject: Re: Free Will Date: 2/24/2013 1:02 AM
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However, here's one exception though. Imagine if you were testing your reflexes. and in front of you are two lights, side by side. And you are told to hit one of the two buttons that lights up. I've done this at science museums and such and can do this (and make a decision to hit the left or right button) within like 0.20-0.30 seconds , which is just barely an instant. Or maybe, you catch a fork falling off the dinner table....or avoid hitting an oncoming car. How do these decision differ from the ones in which a neuroscientists can detect your decision making seconds in advance of your conscious mind doing so?

You should read Sam Harris' book "Free Will". It's a very short book, but packs a punch-

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