Or if I am missing the point. Are you suggesting that the freedom to think is not subject to universal causality?
Yes. The human mind (call it the Yi in Chinese metaphysics which is the thinker/creator aspect), is the creator
. Causality loses its meaning at the lowest level of nature, since at that level it becomes probabilities. So what turns a probability into something substantial. Intention.
The human mind creates the intention to create. I posted that message as it came to me, without pause, hesitation or thought.
Now, it is true that the impetus was your post. Your intention. So your intention influenced me
. It didn't determine whether I responded or what I would respond, but it influenced me, and thus our two minds entangled
, or in quantum physics terms, our wave functions superimposed.
And now, we are influencing each other. So the question is, will you post back? What will you compose if you decide to post back? It is your Choice
. I can only suggest things in my post that will influence you in some way.
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That is unless we have a will that is somehow exempt from material rules.
Yes. And that is the point. Our Will (Chinese metaphysical Zhi), decided what matter will do, not vice-versa. To demonstrate, use your will to type on the keypad. It does your Will's bidding.