Free Will?

Is it Real or an Illusion?

James Hollomon
ILLUMINATION
Published in
2 min readAug 23, 2023

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The feeling of freedom
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When an idea we can mull over comes into our consciousness, we choose one action or another, but it seems we are free to do otherwise. However, neuroscience shows that, despite our persistent feeling, free will, as defined by neuroscience, is an illusion. Their instruments let them read what we are going to decide 500 milliseconds before we are aware we have “decided.” We have no control over what…

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James Hollomon
ILLUMINATION

Majored in Chemistry, designed electronics automation until the industry moved offshore, transitioned to writing & web development. Currently writing Cult.