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OlgamaAlen t1_je05whn wrote

That is something along the lines of not being able to choose the gender you have at birth. Despite the advances in modern technology about changing these kinds of things after the fact, we still are hard-pressed to find any way to change these things at the root. Even if we were able to, a tense moral debate would arise, with human-centrist Transhumanist-types wanting advances like these to be made legal, and deep-ecologist-types like myself arguing that such advances go too far down the road of "playing God". In terms of what you want to call this, you may want to look into Buddhist writings on cause-and-effect, which go into these things quite a bit (intrinsic reality, parabrahman, etc.)


Edmondg3 t1_je0719a wrote

I was thinking more of the freewill debate. If someone else chooses a babies gender at birth that would definitely not be freewill from the babies perspective. The baby definitely didn't have freewill over this choice.