# Is free will fundamental property of everything? [closed]

Photon has a probability distribution of where it may appear if measured. Seems like photon itself chooses where to appear.

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• If photon was indeed "choosing" why would its choices be described by a precise probability distribution, the same for all photons everywhere in the same measurement? You seem to be confusing plain indeterminism with free will, which is much more complicated. – Conifold May 2 '17 at 0:03
• Short answer: no. – Mr. Kennedy May 2 '17 at 0:14
• To Conifold. I suppose a human could also be described by a precise probability distribution. For example, there is a probability close to 1, that a human will stay close to Earth for another 50 years or so. – Abyr Valg May 2 '17 at 9:06
• Two questions: Wouldn't you describe yourself as responsible for your actions and making your own choices, even if - within certain boundaries - your behaviour is describable by probability functions? And on the other side of the coin - isn't it exactly because humans tend to show odd behaviour that is not fully describable in functions (among other reasons, esp. social behaviour and culture) that we assume a difference between indeterminate things and persons, however we catch there causality ontologically? – Philip Klöcking May 2 '17 at 12:40
• "Close to Earth" isn't precise, and "close to 1" isn't a probability distribution. If human behavior exhibited the same kind of statistical stability as behavior of photons psychology would be physics. – Conifold May 2 '17 at 17:28