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Seppuku, there are a couple of reason why these are meaningless questions.

1) What are you saying when labeling someone as "responsible" or "to blame" for something? How would a universe in which being X is responsible for result Y look different from a universe in which being X is not responsible for result Y?

2) The concept of free will makes no sense. If it obeys physical laws, then it is a slave to those laws (just like humans are) and does not have free will (just like humans don't). If it's actions don't obey any laws, assuming such a pure randomness is possible, then they are completely random and therefore could not be said to be a "choice," ergo this thing still won't have free will.
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Azdgari Down to the root of things, on both points. August 16, 2012, 09:34:10 PM