I wrote this reply to MAL at My Atheist Life – “My World View – Free Will”
This is one of the things I am passionate about and I’m glad her blog gave me a jumping off point to explain something that I think is very important.
She describes free will as decisions that people are constantly making, and I disagree with her…
But check her blog out for yourself. http://myatheistlife.wordpress.com/
My World View – Free Will
Feb 10, 2013
How about this idea of free will. It exists, but humans rarely exercise it. Free will is not the same as decisions, but it is a form of a specific type of decision. I base this argument on the survival drive that exists in all life forms from the amoeba on up. I love amoeba’s, they are fascinating to watch when they test out objects in their environment to find out if they are either food or predator. Humans do the same thing. This is not free will. This is the drive to survive.