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Subject:  Re: Origin of Morality Date:  4/2/2002  11:42 AM
Author:  sonofed Number:  20715 of 436634

but for humans, contrary to widely held beliefs, possession of free will is only a dream

Free will, as defined in the post, clearly must exist. Free will was defined as the capacity to direct one's abilities to modify one's environment to satisfy basic needs.

Since all people will endeavor to get what they need from their environment in order to survive, they must have some measure of free will, as defined.

Steve
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