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Consider fire. The origin of a fire is completely determined by factors that are "non-fire". Once the fire starts, the behavior of the fire is determined primarily by the characteristics of the fire itself. A phase change occurs and a different set of rules apply.

Oh? Please inform me of which rules (laws of physics) start and stop applying once a fire starts. I would love to learn about this.


>I definitely agree that the universe is absurd by human intuition.

So why are you so tied to your intuition concerning the dichotomy between determinism and free will?

Because it's not intuition. It's logic. And it's not a dichotomy between determinism and libertarian free will. It's that libertarian free will requires determinism be both true and false at the same time, an impossible state of affairs. Both determinism and indeterminism falsify libertarian free will. Determinism falsifies the 'free' part of it and indeterminism falsifies the 'will' part of it.

You're the one hanging your hat on human intuition about consciousness and free will.


What is a "measurement"?

That is the unresolved question that interpretations of quantum mechanics attempt to answer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measurement_problem

How do you distinguish between "information" and "non-information" without consciousness as a frame of reference?

? How does consciousness add anything to it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_information
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