I don’t agree with this. It’s mistaking mapping for the thing. Yes, much of you that’s you if not most or all is an amalgam of all these things BUT a) the product is unique which is YOU, b) Awareness of the law, various standards do exist in society c) Our languages are relatively standardized within a realm of flexiblity and code-switching from subculture to dominant culture is a reality, meaning you CAN HOLD conflicting processes and switch, much as how a 4 year old DOES know the difference between FICTION and FACT – that all you hear is not necessarily true and yet some of it is fun. Therefore, there is also LESS uniqueness within a given culture than the extremes possible in a language-free, society-free environment. d) As there are at least some standards that are common among users of a language and members of a culture, it is reasonable to expect SOME level of civil compliance. e) Thought experiment: Driving on the road. Why doesn’t everybody crash into everybody else? How do they negotiate meaning without words?

I don’t agree with this. It’s mistaking mapping for the thing. Yes, much of you that’s you if not most or all is an amalgam of all these things BUT
a) the product is unique which is YOU,
b) Awareness of the law, various standards do exist in society
c) Our languages are relatively standardized within a realm of flexiblity and code-switching from subculture to dominant culture is a reality, meaning you CAN HOLD conflicting processes and switch, much as how a 4 year old DOES know the difference between FICTION and FACT – that all you hear is not necessarily true and yet some of it is fun.
 
Therefore, there is also LESS uniqueness within a given culture than the extremes possible in a language-free, society-free environment.
 
d) As there are at least some standards that are common among users of a language and members of a culture, it is reasonable to expect SOME level of civil compliance.
 
e) Thought experiment: Driving on the road. Why doesn’t everybody crash into everybody else? How do they negotiate meaning without words?
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 I want to believe him. Oh, I would love to. I think it’s good to explore this, but his perspective leads to erroneous thinking.
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 In short:
Just as you can convey meaning
You can convey expectation.

Meaning can be received and understood.
Expectation can be received and understood.

In a spectrum of extremes:
NO FREE WILL is incorrect for certain reasons.
ALL FREE WILL is incorrect for certain reasons.
If you can accept these as extremes,

This leaves: AT LEAST SOME free will.

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