Free will as a choice

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    I recently came across the supposition that some people have free will and others do not. This tends to support that supposition.

     
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    When my wife is not around, I have free will. When she is around, I have "Honey Do will". I seem to react quicker to "Honey Do will" than I do to my own free will.
     
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    Wouldn't it require free will to truly make a choice as to whether to have free will?

    Wouldn't the decrease in RP actually indicate greater free will, since it is the existance of RP that allows us to predict movement and first lead to the hypothesis that free will was illusory?
     

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