10 Misconceptions about Free
Posted: 26 September 2015 06:21 PM
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Article: 10 Misconceptions about Free Will by Sabine Hossenfelder
Link: http://backreaction.blogspot.it/2014/01/10-misconceptions-about-free-will.html

[...] The first words are dedicated from the author to a sort of invective against an hypothetical interlocutor, the target is very vague but she probably refers to the not-scientists that debate about important topics without the sufficient competences. We can associate this first part of the text to an attitude of some of the young scientists that Snow
mentions talking about the relationship between the two groups, a sort of hostility against the ‘opposite’ culture. 
Moreover, in sentences as - for free will to exist it is necessary that free will be allowed by the fundamental laws of physics[…] Physics cannot tell you that free will exists, but it can tell you that it doesn’t exist. And that’s what I just told you. – I think it is rather clear what sometimes happens when scientist and humanists deal with the same argument. As written by Snow, often the two groups have a distorted image of each other and this lead to a lot of incomprehension and misunderstanding, in good or bad faith. In the case of the last quote and in some other parts of the article there is the problem related to the use of the expression “free will”, it is clear that the definition of this words is different for scientists and philosophers and sometimes scientists uses concepts coming from philosophy or literature adapting it to the scientific world.