http://www.ft.com/cms/s/81bc32e4-d5e3-11db-99b7-000b5df10621.html - I think therefore I am, I think
<quote Daniel Dennett, Freedom Evolves>
Free will, seen this way, is about freedom to make decisions without duress, as opposed to an impossible and unnecessary freedom from causality itself. To clarify this distinction, he coins the term ‘evitability’ as the opposite of ‘inevitability’, defining it as the ability of an agent to anticipate likely consequences and act to avoid undesirable ones. Evitability is entirely compatible with, and actually requires, that human action be deterministic.
All of our decisions are under duress. Our brains are under constant external and internal forces. Like electrons we are bound in a probability space of inputs, actions, and reactions. We are comfortable in our heads and that hides the swirling pressures that surround us.