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"The task of metaphysics is to make explicit the fundamental beliefs of civilization, natural science, or history at various times.

To understand the past one must understand
the thought process' of the subject culture
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Robin George Collingwood


free will


As science reveals causal chains that remain largely invisible to standard cognition it has become more and more apparent that our lives are ruled largely in way that our decisions have very little effect on.

Once we understand the thought patterns that inform consciousness we begin to see that we have less control over our own lives than we thought.

This realization terrorizes the psyche and we tend to hide that realization behind a Veil of Cognitive Blindness.

Understanding that so many of our reactions are simply scripts that we play and replay frightens us to the core of being and makes us feel controlled from without like a puppet on a string manipulated by the puppet master.

As we continue to make unscripted irrational decisions we question whether we actually have free will or have been conscripted to fate ?

If we do have free will why is it that we feel driven by a puppet master?

Just as we build macros in software to complete onerous tasks we do the same thing in our own minds.

There are too many functions in living in the modern world to stay consciously aware as we move through life every day from morning to night.

To give us a chance to think on weightier subjects we file those scripts away in deep dark recesses in the corners of our minds.

We take many of these cognitive functions, ones we have ritually repeated, and we move them from conscious awareness into the twilight of the subconscious allowing those scripts to run on autopilot.

It is only when our reality is upended that we, once again, become aware of the scripts we have subconsciously sublimated.

Interesting you say but what does this have to do with free will ?

We know we run macros but we also know that we make unscripted irrational decisions, typically to break those macros.

IF we were destined by fate how could we go against the bonds that bind us, think outside the box and make unscripted irrational decisions?

How is thinking outside the box even possible ?

For that matter how is it even possible to make a decision to choose between two possibilities ?

Has the script made the decision for us or did we make the decision ?

We made the decision.

That is what consciousness is about.

Choices. Moving here. Moving there.

We can frame it that we did not make a decision by saying that an aroma attracted us and claim that the aroma was the puppet master.

Does an aroma acting as puppet master make logical sense?

We need to go even deeper into the realm of the subconscious !

Assume cognition is just a bundle of nerves with electrical impulses streaming along them. How does this bundle of nerves make a choice?

In computational science, at this time, we have bytes - streams of zeros and ones - that act as a code that tells a gate to be either open or closed, on or off.

Computers run lines of software code which are termed 'scripts' in computer science.

When they run those scripts they open and close gates that correlate the input information into a designed format that is readable - and actionable. But the scripts don't make decisions !

They were already previously coded.

If we lived by fate alone then we would never be able to modify the script !

As we travel through life every day we run scripts but no script can be run in its entirety without modification as environmental conditions change.

The script must remain flexible enough to take advantage of changing environmental conditions - like the sun going down at night, a winter storm approaching on a cold front or standing around a camp fire on open ground with variable wind direction.



heraclitus

"No man ever steps in the same river twice." - Heraclitus


Heraclitus of Ephesus characterized all existing entities as pairs of contrary properties, whereby no entity may ever occupy a single state at a single time.

This is completely in alignment with current understanding of quantum mechanics and quantum superposition.

It is quantum mechanics that show us how we have free will and escape the paradigm of a sealed fate !



quantum junction

Classical mechanics does not explain the possibly of making a choice as all things are determinate.

The spin of an electron has two possible configurations, up or down.

If we align those configurations we have an electron flow or an electric current.

Nerves function as conductors of electrical currents.

When we make a decision we modify the flow of the electric current.

Before a choice has been made the particle that carries the data informed by choice remains in a indeterminate quantum state.

To choose - to make a choice means to flip the switch - up, or down, spin on the electron and create a current !

The way we do this is by reaching into the Ether and pulling out the quantum superposition that keeps our feet firmly planted on the Path of the Way !
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