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What is Free Will?

What do people actually mean when they talk about free will or volition?  I don’t have any answers to that question, but I think about it from time to time and I thought this time I would jot down some of my thoughts.

Book Review: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carryrou

Summary: (5/5 stars) I think I heard about this book via an interview with the author, John Carryrou, on a podcast.  He’s the journalist who scooped this story for The Wall Street Journal.  I decided to pick it up for two reasons. First of all, I’m fascinated by stories of such audacious frauds and that’s what Theranos is.  Second, I wasn’t an investor, but as an observer, I was totally taken in by Elizabeth Holmes’ story and what Theranos claimed it was able to do and I wanted to understand it better.  The real story was worse than I thought!