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I wrote this a few months ago while contemplating the motivations of the main antagonist in my novel:

"Consider, for a moment, the notion that how we think, what we say and how we behave is not simply a function of all of our experiences and gained knowledge. Indeed, these are gathered via our senses, in regions of our brains and then processed by synaptic junctions - they are imbedded in masses of biological tissue, and are regulated - not necessarily consistently so, however - by biochemical electronic impulses. Our thoughts, words and behavior are simply the outcome of this biological process. Who we are is defined by the chemistry of our cells: we are a compilation of the chemical reactions of our collective thoughts, feelings and actions, which have been nurtured by the senses - of which, even those are based on cells. We don’t have free will. We have chaos will."