Our beloved science describes the world better and better. Every day this or that puzzle is solved and the mechanism underlying world’s workings explained.
This includes human behavior- which means our actions.
If science explained it- were our decisions just an illusion of the free will?
Maybe not completely, science doesn’t know everything… yet. But, the smarter we get, is the amount of the free will shrinking?
Or, while subjectively, we feel like we decide, but really, really- is it not all determined by the complex world machinery? Or some other Omnipotence?
TER, with the mechanisms of the evolution as the underlying principles, is not a new science. It is difficult to call it philosophy- it is too simple, it is kind of attitude or mental trick. But it is very dramatic and counterintuitive, it actually shatters basic common sense.
According to TER, every animal, including humans, with birth , starts building its own universe. It uses its genetics, instincts, the perception and the interaction with other animals to build its world. It is the only reality the nervous system can build- with evolutionary constrains- solid and reliable- best for survival.
In human , which is a hypersocial species, the input of others is immense and tightly woven with personal learning. My universe is mine but also my parents’, brothers, friends,
ancestors, teachers, leaders, artists, also monkeys, fish and sponges.
What’s dramatic and truly mind-boggling is, that there is no Nobody’s Universe.
Just mine and yours, and yours and yours- everybody’s Universes mixed.
There is no division into subjectivity and objectivity. My Universe is real, scientific and built by me. There is no free will questions and problems. I keep building it to be happy and to make you happy, this is my pride and responsibility and concern. In the evolutionary objectivity the free will exist by definition, no matter how much will be “explained’ by science.
The foreboding world-machinery with its predeterminism is snugly tucked inside my worldview and my actions and my figuring things out continuously shift my reality.