I’m having a fascinating and informative chat right now:
Can ChatGPT make choices?
It cannot pick a number randomly?
Is this how humans choose a random number?
Can humans make random choices?
If a human cannot choose, does that mean they are mindless?
If the person is not acting, then that means they didn’t do it.
All it would take is a for a single person to act in a single instance for determinism to be false
(as with the following response, its previous responses were similarly cogent)
This is a philosophical argument that is often made in support of the idea of indeterminacy in human behavior, and specifically, the idea of free will. According to this argument, even if human behavior is generally determined by various factors, there could be instances in which a person acts in a way that is not completely determined by their past states and the laws of nature.
However, this argument is controversial and has been widely debated by philosophers and scientists. While some argue that indeterminacy is necessary for free will, others argue that determinism and free will are compatible and that the experience of making choices and having control over one’s actions can still exist even in a deterministic world.
Ultimately, the question of whether determinism is true or whether free will exists is a deeply philosophical one, and there is no widely accepted answer. Different people may have different views on these questions, and the debates surrounding them are ongoing.