Does Free Will Exist?

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The debate over what free will is, and whether or not it exists, extends back to ancient philosophy. From the dawn of a man, we have questioned whether choice is an illusion, whether we really want to make a cheese toasty, or whether our decisions are pre-ordained and controlled by someone or something else. The crux of the free will issue is a trilemma — three propositions that are all individually convincing, but inconsistent and potentially…