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I consciously concluded it, which is something completely determined by non-conscious factors, like the landing place of a falling rock.

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.

The same likely occurs with consciousness. The shift from non-conscious to conscious represents a type of phase change such that the non-conscious cannot completely predict the behavior of the conscious. The inability to predict is not determinism.

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?

Our results imply that to collapse a quantum wave-function, measurement alone, rather than conscious observation of a measurement, is sufficient.

What is a "measurement"? I think most definitions involve gathering "information". How do you distinguish between "information" and "non-information" without consciousness as a frame of reference?
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