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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-22-58


We all know that we can make different decisions, decisions that change -- at least locally -- the state of the world. This is what is known as freedom of will. On the other hand, according to physics, the future state of the world is uniquely pre-determined by its current state, so there is no room for freedom of will. How can we resolve this contradiction? In this paper, we analyze this problem, and we show that many physical phenomena can help resolve this contradiction: fractal character of equations, renormalization, phase transitions, etc. Usually, these phenomena are viewed as somewhat exotic, but our point is if we want physics which is consistent with freedom of will, then these phenomena need to be ubiquitous.