I know, the title sounds completely contradictive but read this, tell me what you think.
Free will doesn’t make any sense from a deterministic point of view, and all recent neuroscience research purports the same incompatibility. I’d suggest reading Free Will by Sam Harris to gain a really lucid view on common misconceptions/ ill-reasoned perspectives on the topic.
@connerj93, I don’t hold any “decided” position in the subject of determinism or free will…but just to throw in an idea your comment brings up for me….I think that there is something “actual” regarding the “observation” of things happening which are or at least seem “meant to be”…and so it seems to me that you can’t know anything (or make any judgement in regard to…) something “meant to be” until AFTER it OCCURS…so it is exclusively something that might actually occur and be “known”subjectively…but never known objectively, never possible to predict or prophesy…whatever happens either is or isn’t predetermined or “guided” …and once it happens, then someone with the necessary “awareness” may actually “know” it was meant to be, and to anyone else, that “knowing” will be judged as either right or wrong or indeterminate…and even to the person who “knows” it was “meant to be”…it can only be as “true” as it is left open to the possibility that what they “know” as “meant to me” might turn out to be otherwise…
I think attempting to know what is defined as “unknowable”..requires “not-knowing”…in order to just “get it” …the problem arises from believing you can apply “knowledge” to understand something “unknowable”…obviously that can NEVER work no matter how hard you try.