You deny it’s physically impossible, which amounts to the same thing.
In what meaning?
a. Not in conflict with the laws of physics sec?
Yes, a. not in conflict with the laws of nature.
b. or not in conflict with the laws of physics including the initial conditions of the BB?
I mean the sense of a., but you put b. into my mouth.
No, there is no sense of a. because you stick with all else the same meaning all else exactly the same
So you put b. into your own mouth, of your own free will.
GdB I intend to take a break. Whether I do or not we’ll see, I hope so.
The problem is people blame people, as if they had magic powers. People are ‘singled out’ as if they could have had a different will in exactly the same circumstances. (except the will)
By not accepting a slack definition of ‘all else the same’ , you are failing to point out that in order for the person to have had a different want they would have needed to be in different circumstances. Failing to point out it was physically impossible for them to have done otherwise.
I was in the pub today and a charactor in there was watching the telly and singling out a player for missing a goal. The player was a “cunt” a “wanker” and so on. I wasn’t offended by this, I was able to laugh and take it for what it was, which was emotions running high and natural and not meant to be taken too seriously.
But it does matter that the person in question imagines the player could have had a different will in the actual circumstances. Of course swearing at the bloke on the telly won’t do much harm, but the same belief underlies most human relationships.
By slackening the meaning of ‘all else the same’ it’s clear that the agent in question was unlucky to be in the circumstances he was in, which brings about an understanding and compassion which is lacking without it.
Whilst ‘all else the same’ means ‘all else exactly the same’ you lose the crucial difference between libertarian free will and compatibilist free will and make it nigh on impossible for anyone to tell the difference.
All the best,