Free Will – By Ignacio Cirac

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Some people associate randomness in Quantum Mechanics with free will. Is that going too far?

It’s possible. The truth is I don’t know much about that subject. All I know is that those experiments I mentioned before, which prove Nature is strange and that objects’ properties are not defined, take free will as one of its givens. One has to believe it’s possible to obtain random results. At the end, one has to conduct experiments choosing some parameters in a random way. And, if it was impossible to produce random results -because there was no free will, for example- one could say those experiments do not prove the fact I mentioned before, that is, that Nature does not have definite properties. Then one could say free will doesn’t exist and that Nature does have well-defined properties. Some people talk about these things, the truth is I don’t understand it very well but maybe it’s a possibility.

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