That free will thread was a good one, but is now closed.
To Hitetlen (et al.):
Does free will really exist? I think it might be a neurological illusion. It seems to me that every action I take or decision I make is based entirely on the sum of all my prior particular experiences and on the inherent disposition/temperament/mind I was born with. Chance plays a role, too. Most actions I take, I think, are fairly predictable to me and would probably be predictable to an outside observer if he/she knew everything about me. I think our brain does a good job of making us feel like autonomous, independent conscious beings, but I think I might just be a robot, with emotions.