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I agree with you about the Ockham's Razor point, as Dr. Mallory says Keep it Simple Stupid... But, what I was suggesting was not simply that there are two stories that explain things equally well but rather we have two stories which attempt to explain the same thing to different degrees of success. Chemicals react in a specific way, they don't get to pick how they react. They respond to other chemicals in a determined way, and that is quite simply the whole story of a material brain. That does NOT explain our experience of free-will. So, I agree with you the immaterial self is a "posit" that we can't prove by pointing to some material thingy but it is a necessary one to explain our experience. 


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