Sunday, December 11, 2005

Free Willy

I thought I'd throw this out there, as the topic of my research paper, but also because I'm interested to know: Is there free will? I look at time as deterministic, but not without some degree of free will. We are all working towards some point that is predetermined, but how we get there is up to us. For example, if we wanted to go out to the mall to get a gift for someone, we could take the bus, a car, a taxi, walk, bike, or hoverboard there. But the end result is the same: we end up at the mall. However, whatever way we decide to get there comes with consequences. If we use a taxi,w e may want to spend less money. if we walk, it takes much longer and uses far greater energy. But that doesn't stop us from getting to the mall. In other words, we are determined to be somewhere at some point, but we take whichever means we wish to in order to get there.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

THe stupid grandfather paradox

I was going to do my research paper on the argument that time travel was possible. However, there seems to be no way around the grandfather paradox except for picky grammatical and word usages. Does anybody have any ideas? I really want there to be the possibility of time travel. That's why i took this course, and the stupid grandfather paradox is ruining everything!