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Hva er det som bestemmer hva folk har lyst til å gjøre?
De synes det er bra gevinst av å gjøre noe, de synes det er gjennomførbart å gjøre det, og de synes de ikke kan utsette å gjennomføre det.
På engelsk kaller jeg det “desirability, feasibility and undeferability” (to defer = å utsette).
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Free will, a color.

Conservation of energy is the biggest problem to free will as it is traditionally thought about.
Conservation of energy mean that if you are floating around in space, then to move something has to act as a force upon you. Something has to hit you, or you has to throw some weight out into space, or you just stay still or go wherever gravity pulls you. And every human in existence will probably agree that a stone in space can’t control its own direction, and that it therefore has no free will. But the problem comes when it comes to humans and also to some extent animals and smaller living things.
I find very few who don’t insist that humans have free will. Almost everyone thinks we have free will.
So why this distinct difference in how we perceive humans and stones? I propose that it is in a way a “color” like sense. We separate between different frequencies of light as colors, we separate between different frequencies of air-pressure (sound) as different tones, and we separate between different amounts of saltiness, sourness, bitterness, sweetness and “umami” as different tastes, etc. I propose that free will, is a way for us to distinguish between two types of objects in the savannas of Africa. Mostly to separate between humans and inanimate objects and plants, but probably also to some extent to separate between inanimate objects and plants and animals. But there will be a clear distinction between humans and animals in how we perceive them, and an even greater distinction between how we perceive humans and inanimate objects/plants. Some may have slight variation in degree of this.
I also propose that animals and fish and perhaps more species, have this sense as well. It is probably connected to how they recognize which species they should mingle with (they can’t check in a mirror) and which species they are sexually attracted to.
The sense makes us act differently towards humans as to other species. For example, we treat criminals as free will having entities, not victims or patients. Yet we might easily see that a dog barked because he was scared, not because he is a social deviant. We even treat children to a large extent as free will enjoying entities, and whenever they do something we consider wrong many times, we may see them as social deviants instead of simply seeing them as the victim of the wrong situation or wrong influence from adults.

So what is this color identifying? It is identifying the possibility of the existence of one of three things:
1. A possible candidate of the opposite sex that allows procreation.
2. A possible team-player that increases ones own chances of survival and procreation (for males this is usually males, for females this is usually females).
3. A possible competitor for reproduction with candidates of the opposite sex (for hetero males this is other males, for hetero females this is other females).
(I didn’t include LBGT to this, its 05:42 in the morning after an all-nighter of work so its too complicated for me to write out)
If you have a parrot saying to someone that the parrot wants to kick someone’s face in, its going be the funniest thing ever. It is a benign violation. But if a human says it, it is going to trigger different pathways in the brain, because it is registered as coming from a “willpower” colored entity. Then the brain determines if this is an indication of 1, 2 or 3, and the person reacts accordingly to what type of behavior the brain determines it is.

This is sort of how I hypothesize it working:
free will is a motor-neuron effect we can break on purpose if we make lights turn on a few milliseconds to quick after you press the button. if the delay between the button being pressed by your finger, and the light turning on, is too short, then you get the overwhelming feeling that the light turned on by itself, because the feeling of pressing the button has not yet gone through all the necessary processes for the body to expect a result (the light turning on).
The body sort of works in cycles:
Wait for sensory change
process sensory change
act
wait for sensory change
process sensory change
act
wait for sensory change
If the time between the act and the activation of the sensory change input mechanism is too short, it breaks down. Then you might act, and then have sensory change before the brain is expecting it, and then it gives the extreme feeling that the sensory change was not caused by you. This is essentially where some versions of scizophrenia fit in, thoughts that aren’t your own, are then thoughts that you simply aren’t being told about in time to expect them.
Various other effects can also happen by messing this free will loop up. You can be unable to act (lame), unable to realize you are unable to act (you then make up some story about why you didn’t move your arm), unable to sense (blind, and then blind on all the other senses), unable to sense being unable to sense (blindsight I think its called, the person is actually blind but thinks he/she can see. Same with hearing, i bet, and other senses, being convinced he can taste, but not being able to, and so forth). And also of course being able to act, but unable to recognize act as ones own, and unable to recognize that one is unable to recognize ones act as ones own. This naturally leads to clumsiness to some degree, since we don’t have to have total blindness, lameness, etc, we can have various degrees of it I’m sure. And then it only is apparent that we can only partially recognize our acts as our own, when it becomes really apparent.
Also, various forms of autism is easily fitted into this hypothetical model, since they can be unable to see the “free will color”, and therefore don’t find any more reason to look at faces than we do looking at rocks. There is also no limit to which part of their brain can be sending signals that arrive late, due to various small faults in the brain-tissue that slow down or even stop the signals going between these “act – wait for sensory change – process sensory change” brain tissues.
Aspergers also fit into autism, with this model.