Thoughts and intentions emerge from background causes of which humans are unaware

posted Oct 20, 2019
Similar phrasing from "Free Will" by Sam Harris: "Seeming acts of volition merely arise spontaneously (whether caused, uncaused, or probabilistically inclined, it makes no difference) and cannot be traced to a point of origin in our conscious minds." – Whathecode Oct 20, 2019 20:32
Another similar phrasing: "The intention to do one thing and not another does not originate in consciousness—rather, it appears in consciousness, as does any thought or impulse that might oppose it." – Whathecode Nov 17, 2019 10:50