Your belief in free will is dangerous
James Roy Poulter

The juxtaposition of beliefs in god and free will is salient: over the past few centuries science has gradually pushed the hand of god into a smaller and smaller corner; over the past few decades neuroscience has begun the same process for free will, and the process is accelerating. I’m resigned to the notion that I’m a particularly complex meat-based robot.

But a joyful one. Like Sisyphus, whether it’s ultimately my choice or not, I’ll favor the right as I perceive it and act as if it matters. In this I truly have no choice.

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