Rob Harris Cen-IT (
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 11:20:25 +0100

I notice during the short debate concerning character formation/control that some speak of a "self" as separate to any emergent property of the action of genetics and environmental adaptation.

What is this "self", just the consciousness/sentience ? Are you proposing that the self is totally objective, as is required to be "free" to make unpredictable decisions?
Is this a remnant of the old humans-the-centre-of-the-universe "free-will" pipe dream, or does this phenomenon ("self") have any counterpart in reality?

I'd be most interested to hear the extropians' comments!



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