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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.

You take things so literally. Fire represents a phase transition. When that happens one gets a discontinuous change in material properties, you know, like what happens when there is a rapid transition from solid to gas. Requires a different set of equations.

Because it's not intuition. It's logic.

And why do you believe logic is truth? Is logic a construction of the brain? If so, then it is no different than intuition. If not, then what physical stuff is logic of? Do you believe logic is objectively real?

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.

Only because you define determinism so rigidly. I simply define free will as a choice made by the conscious mind. In any case, in the real world of living things the issue is not so black and white. Fruit flies for example can generate spontaneous behavior that is nonrandom and occurs independent of external factors. The fly brain can initiate nonrandom behavior autonomously. Self-initiated choices.

Instead of random noise, we find a fractal order (resembling Lévy flights) in the temporal structure of spontaneous flight maneuvers in tethered Drosophila fruit flies. Lévy-like probabilistic behavior patterns are evolutionarily conserved, suggesting a general neural mechanism underlying spontaneous behavior. Drosophila can produce these patterns endogenously, without any external cues.

How does consciousness add anything to it

A frame of reference capable of distinguishing information from not-information.
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