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The Mechanics of Fly Swatting

From a surprisingly informative article in today’s Telegraph.

Do Fruit Flies Have Free Will?

The results of a diabolical experiment are forcing scientists and philosophers to reevaluate their notions of free will. Bj/drn Brembs from the Free University in Berlin began his experiment by postulating that if fruit flies are no more than biological robots simply reacting to their environments (i.e. beings without free will), then they should move…