Quantum Mechanics And Free Will
Does free will exist? For many people, quantum mechanics has answered this age old question. For others, it has only caused an ever deepening dilemma. Free will has long been seen has a philosophical question that science cannot answer. Unfortunately, science has answered many questions that have once been “philosophical” questions. Free Will first received an answer under Sir Isaac Newton that many people have struggled to accept or even believe. Then free will received a new answer under quantum mechanics, this answer gave people the answer they once wanted only to cause an even deeper dilemma.
To understand the arguments for and against free will, we must understand what free will is and how it affects us a larger scale. Free will is connected to humanity through physics, neuroscience, and philosophy. Many people prefer to look at it in philosophy because it is less harsh than the sciences. However, sciences explore the world through questions and often times end up with answers or apparent answers to philosophical questions. Free will on a science level is determining whether or not it exists and …show more content…
Quantum mechanics breaks down the macro-universe into the micro-universe, which includes atoms, and subatomic particles such as photons, electrons, and other small particles. Quantum Mechanics was so groundbreaking that many scientists rejected it. Einstein, while helping bring it to life with early works in the early 1900s, worked even harder to prove that quantum mechanics was not the way the world worked. Einstein stated that “God does not play dice with the universe.” It was so irrational that nearly no scientist took it seriously at first. Once quantum mechanics got it’s foot in the door, it changed the way scientists looked at the world. Quantum mechanics proved that the microscopic natural world does not follow explicit laws and thus acts