Hmmm, okay, first, I don’t deny that there’s a large part of what’s going on with us that’s unconscious. Clearly there is. I do think that ‘conscious witness overriding’ is not the best way to think about it. My intuition is that they intermingle and that ambiguity around the word ‘free’ has tweaked the discussion. Anyway, here’s what I consider to be examples of what you’re asking for:

  1. mindfulness meditation — a conscious practice that can alter quite a bit including your reactions to other people and even your blood pressure

The ‘free will vs determinism’ idea always intuitively seemed to me to be the wrong way to phrase it. I recently took a few months to think it through and here’s my 2 cents. It’s a bit preachy (apologies for that) but I think it finally got down in detail my intuition about the whole thing.

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Berkeley Backpacking Biz Lifer, System Builder, Coder, Community Organizer, Music and Evolutionary Biology Geek. Sign up and my projects at http://altabor.org/

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Alan Tabor

Alan Tabor

Berkeley Backpacking Biz Lifer, System Builder, Coder, Community Organizer, Music and Evolutionary Biology Geek. Sign up and my projects at http://altabor.org/

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