Simon Denman's Blog

Author of CONNECTED, a mystery thriller with a touch of speculative science & philosophy.
Posts Tagged ‘I don’t know’

August 8th, 2013

Why did you do that?

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I’m not sure whether there are more strange things happening down here in Cornwall than in the rest of the country, or whether I’m just noticing more of them since moving down here a few months ago.¬†Either way, my local on-line rag, the Falmouth Packet, while rarely covering events of earth-shattering significance, is often an amusing source of the bizarre. This morning for instance, the following headline caught my eye: Falmouth man who drove into River Fowey has ‘no idea’ why From reading the story, at least part of the reason seems likely to have involved alcohol, a theory strengthened by his subsequent refusal to furnish a blood sample upon being admitted to hospital. However, this once again got me thinking about the whole knotty problem of Free Will and why it probably doesn’t exist – at least not in the sense that most of us feel it does.