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Force = Energy Subject to Conscious Control

Force = Energy subject to conscious direction Being self-conscious and having an ability to direct ones movements, attention, thoughts, and feelings, gives human beings the ability to direct energy. The addition of other sources of energy, cultivating crops, diverting streams, making fire, making tools, steam engines, electricity, forming group boundaries and motivating coordinated collective action have given human?s more energy to direct than their individual biological energy. This magnification of human energy conducting and directing capacity does not alone give rise to moral responsibility. But the presence of alternative possibilities combined with control of the energy required to act on those possibilities does give rise to moral responsibility. Energy is a multiplier of human capability and when combined with alternatives and choice it does multiply moral responsibility.

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