Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for August 09, 2015
Do you think we have free will? Pah! It's a vacuous question. Does a vast assemblage of neurons, many of them in open competition, have free will? It's like asking if a city has free will! I mean, it makes choices, but it's not as if there's some dictator directing things. But, if there is no free will, how does justice work? How can people be held responsible for their actions? It's one of the hard consequences of realism. We have to live with it. I overfed your goldfish today. It's dead. What!