>Your thoughts, decisions and actions are the result of chemical reactions and electrical impulses going on in your brain.
No. Those chemicals reactions and electrical impulses are the result of our thoughts and actions.
>Most of your brains activity is subconscious, you are not aware of what's really going on.
So what? We don't need to manually breath all the time. We automate a lot of our processes to free up the will and attention to other things.
>Only a small fraction of the thought is lifted into consciousness, but you can't choose how that happens.
Yes you can though.
>So essentially, everything is predetermined by the brain through physiological processes outside your control.
Mental processes that are subject to your control and attention .
>Empty stomach and low blood sugar causes a reaction that leads to hunger, a desire to eat.
>If you really can control yourself, then try to stop blinking, stop breathing, stop thinking, try to tell your heart to stop beating. You can't. It just keeps happening.
I can do all those things. I've stopped my heart by willing it. The heart is generally running automated but you can get conscious control over it. Stopping thinking isn't that hard either, just let the thoughts run out, observing them.
>Millions of years of evolution embedded in your DNA acts as programming that must be fulfilled. Ever wonder why you can't stick to a healthy regimen or break an addiction? The impulses overpower your logic. You are at the mercy of the brain's activity, and all the flaws that come with it. If you can consistently 'succeed', then it's also because of your brain and the willpower that's built into it.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.