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Comment on Free Will is Not an Illusion

folkert Mon, Oct 1, 2007
Cool speech. What I got out of it is something along the lines of that free will is possible in the same way consciousness can arise from unrelated mechanistic activity in the brain. That even though the entire nature of reality appears to be causal, our free will is part of a larger, emergent system that comes out of the unrelated causal nature of the world, simply too complex to explain without metaphors, similar to how we also cannot predict a phenomenon like consciousness from simply observing the brain.

Things that stuck out:
We obey nature (...) in such a manner as to command it...

and, poetically:
uniquely in us, nature opens her eyes and sees that she exists; and, one might add, the laws that connect her events with one another.