October 3, 2010
My cousin Jim just e-mailed this:
"The argument that 'free will' does not exist is based on the idea that the entire universe (matter) is governed by the laws of cause-and-effect. Free will cannot subvert these laws. We cannot choose how matter behaves." He's so eloquent. Wish I'd received his words (totally unedited) before I'd printed the third edition. In my living gene pool, there are a few intellectuals and a few rednecks. My handsome bruddah Eric might say, "Free will, who gives a sh-t. I can't go there." He's a hunter who hangs stuffed animals everywhere. Needless to say, I don't talk to him about free will. Wow, I just removed the letter "r" for "bruddha" and got "buddha."