Belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell …
Published date: March 6, 2012
I don’t believe in free will [...] Some people see that as depressing but I actually find it liberating because it’s so much easier to forgive yourself for doing stupid things.