Not to take away from the clout of the Free Will Discussion that keeps going in one of the other posts, but i was wondering what everyones feelings were on the idea of compatibilism.
For those of you who may not know the definition:
I've read from Daniel Dennetts book called "freedom evolves" and also some selected parts from elbow room. I tend to agree with the compatibilist ideals a little more, in that we live in a deterministic physical world that tends to present us with options to "choose" from, and has also guided natural selection.
There is a video of Dennett speaking of this subject, but its quite brief. You can view it here:
I refrained from going any deeper in my thoughts because i'd like to hear some good feedback from free will advocates, determinists, and compatibilists on this idea before going any further. so, everyone feel free to put their necks on the chopping block.