Your conscious decision is just an illusion.
Your belief in free will is dangerous
James Roy Poulter

This is the key statement. We think of ourselves as simply being our “conscious” self when it would be more accurate to describe that as an app running on an underlying Operating System. That OS determines what we perceive (something the author didn’t even get into) and then passes on decisions that we rush to justify.

So while our conscious self may not have free will, that doesn’t necessarily mean the self we are unaware of doesn’t have free will. Some of the points here refer to decisions made by that underlying self. Though I would still agree that even at that level we make the decisions we make for some kind of reason and that we would have to be different people to make different decisions.

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