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If I understand the word

If I understand the word "Stochasitc" correctly, then it seems that you agree with Ryan, right Dr. Grobstein? What we call free will is in fact only an appearance of pre-programed randomness, and not in any way free at all. So there is not one single way the "algorithim" can be rewritten, but the randomness is an attribute of the neurons that is pre-programed. This explains something that looks like free will but it does not explain what I experience when I choose to go left rather than right. 


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