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What kind of lame ad is this?

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so what if i use glasses?

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It was answered already

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Hi Professor Sapolsky, I’ve listened to a lot of your talks on the absence of free will, but I haven’t heard you talk about any practical applications of this theory. What would our society look like if this was widely understood and adopted?

I also think that something that is missing in this conversation is the human capacity to change our “fate”. If a man was molested as a kid is he automatically doomed to be an addict, or does he in fact have the “free will” to change his situation without any external support and of his own volition? I like to think so, otherwise it all seems hopeless.

Thank you!