The medical facts and experimental bench science evidence is stronger daily – there is no free will and conscious choice in human behavior, any more so than in other animals. Behavior is way to important for evolution and life to have to wait and evolve 3B years for consciousness, subjective experience and language to be needed to act effectively in the world! duh
So, how do we start to, from the bottom up, build a model of behavior – across species – that can describe and maybe some day explain human behavior accepting the medical fact of no free will and the epiphenomenality of subjective experience and everyday language? Hmmmmm?
We must also do this using the misleading tool of subjective perceptions and everyday language that have built into them presumed magical-cultural beliefs about agency, etc.
There is so much language flying around but few experiments proving it’s usefulness. With illiteracy predominant throughout history – the written words seems just a subset of verbal signaling.
Let’s set aside the argumentum jet airplanes and Super Mario Bros perspective for now. This being, that humans are so exceptional from other animals because of the amazing things we have created – our toys, culture, transport and gadgets mainly. But, all animals interact with their environments to shape them, of course.