If we have 1000000 identical ppl and we tell them to choose left or right, roughly 50% will choose each direction. Same thing if repeated million times. Then are they really free?
The only definition that makes any kind of sense for free will is that they can work outside the laws of physics.
I think if the % converges to fixed value every time, then they can't be free else that % will be a physical law or due to underlying law.
I'm actually talking about quantum mechanics in this post and was wondering about Dyson's hypothesis of free will for electrons. So, the % in above example is closer to 99.9 than 50.
Edit2: On further analysis I think Dyson is talking about the feeling of free will. I think even he agrees that free will doesn't exist in the sense of what I was talking. He's saying electrons are conscious and have the feeling of free will. This feeling is amplified in human system.
Could Atomic Science Explain Free Will? video with Freeman Dyson.
'The Faith of Scientists: In Their Own Words' edited by Nancy Frankenberry, Freeman Dyson chapter p1923, topic: the argument from design is theological and not scientific.