At the level I have control, I have control. At the levels I don’t have control, I don’t have control. I don’t control the weather. But I can control my air conditioner.

At the level I have control, I have control.
At the levels I don’t have control, I don’t have control.

I don’t control the weather.
But I can control my air conditioner.

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I had biofeedback lessons as a kid. Controlled a computer with by consciously changing my feelings. Played video games by making myself angry and calming down. It was a feedback loop and my choices were involved in that process.

Had I not made conscious, willing choices, nothing would happen.

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“once other processes not in your control happen.” bingo. Some processes were in my control.

You get it now. Free will.

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I’m not in control of every molecule. That’s such a shock.

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Assuming that total molecular control = only acceptable free will is a bit much.

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I can’t control precisely how bits of pencil deposit on paper but I can draw a stick figure.

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First: You chose NOT to do 1000 other things.

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Thighbone’s connected to the..
knee bone… yeah?

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That’s the mechanics, not the drive.
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 Physics is not the only science. It’s just the most basic, simplest and easiest to understand.
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  Ask yourself: Why is chemistry not just called “physics”?
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‘It’s just a matter of time before we…” is woo.
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 No only about it. That slice of reality is studied separately because it BEHAVES differently.Why does it behave differently?
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  It’s not a cake. The distance differences are huge – orders of magnitude.It doesn’t built up like cake. Not at all.
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  It’s a terrible and misleading analogy.Things behave differently at different levels, particularly when you’ve got millions of a thing.

What do you think emergent behavior of a system is?

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 Behaves differently. Exactly. By behaving differently than its constituent parts, it is no longer required to behave the same as its constituent parts.
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